Featuring updates and revisions, the second edition of The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness offers a collection of readings that together represent a comprehensive survey of the nature of consciousness today. Chapters delve deeply into the wide variety of scientific and philosophical problems that arise from the study of consciousness-as well as the philosophical, cognitive, neuroscientific, and phenomenological approaches to solving them.Along with updates to existing scientific readings reflecting the latest research and data, this edition features 18 entirely new theoretical, empirical, and methodological chapters covering such areas as integrated information theory, the resurgence in panpsychism, the renewed interest in more sophisticated first-person methodologies for the investigation of conscious phenomenology, and many others.Susan Schneider is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut, a faculty member in the technology and ethics group at Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Her work is on the nature of the self and mind, which she examines through issues in philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence (A.I.), metaphysics, astrobiology, epistemology, and neuroscience.Max Velmans is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, and has been involved in consciousness studies for over 40 years. He has over 100 publications on this topic. He is a co-founder and former Chair of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and was responsible for the volume's scientific content.