Head Trip: Adventures In Human Consciousness
Science journalist Jeff Warren takes us on a voyage through the waves generated by a human brain during the course of a single day, and spins his giant “Wheel Of Consciousness”, to celebrate the release of Head Trip: Adventures In Human Consciousness (Random House Canada), followed by a rave with sounds by DJ Noah Pred and visuals by Henry Moller (aka “papadoc” from beatzMASSIVE).
The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness is an entrancing taxonomy of waking, sleeping and dreaming states of consciousness. It is a book of psychology and neuroscience, and also of adventure, wherein the author not only comes to a new understanding of the relationship between the mind and the body, but—perhaps mistakenly—comes to believe he possesses thrilling and unusual consciousness superpowers. The many figures, sequential panels and mechanical devices are drawn by the author.
Jeff Warren's writing has appeared in The New Scientist, Discover, and Canada's Globe and Mail and National Post newspapers. Mostly he writes and talks and produces for CBC Radio's flagship current affairs show The Current and, less frequently, for the smartest show on radio: Ideas. The Head Trip is his first real book, although, as his mother likes to remind him, he did write a guidebook to Algonquin Park some years back which "also counts." Jeff lives in Toronto, and dreams of former homes in Paris, London, San Francisco and Montreal.