The quest for consciousness: a neurobiological approach

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Roberts and Co., 2004 - Medical - 429 pages
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In "The Quest for Consciousness," Caltech neuroscientist Christof Koch explores the biological basis of consciousness. He outlines a framework that he and Francis Crick (of DNA "double helix" fame) have constructed to come to grips with the ancient mind-body problem. At the heart of their framework is a sustained, empirical approach to discovering and characterizing the neuronal correlates of consciousness - the NCC - the subtle, flickering patterns of brain activity that underlie each and every conscious experience.

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Review: The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

(3.0) Worthy goal, not sure I got much out of the book though A noble goal: to find the neural correlate of consciousness (NCC), the network of neurons to point to as where perception 'happens'. To a ... Read full review

Review: The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

User Review  - Ramkumar Ramachandra - Goodreads

This is THE book on consciousness if you're looking for a purely neurobiological approach. The picture is still very incomplete: Koch sticks to making claims based on hard scientific evidence, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Study of Consciousness
1
Neurons the Atoms of Perception
21
The First Steps in Seeing
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Christof Koch is Professor of Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology and the author of "Biophysics of Computation.

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