The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

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Roberts and Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Psychology - 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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User Review  - Billie Pritchett - Goodreads

Christof Koch's Quest for Consciousness is intended for lay audiences, but it is still a highly technical book, about the neurobiological approach to investigating consciousness. The book is at turns ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Introduction to the Study of Consciousness
1
Neurons the Atoms of Perception
21
The First Steps in Seeing
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