The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

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Roberts and Company, 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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Koch was the latter-day collaborator of Francis Crick (1916-2004), in S Calif, doing lab work on the neuronal correlates of consciousness. "We live at a unique point in the history of science. The ... Read full review

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Neurons the Atoms of Perception
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The First Steps in Seeing
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The Primary Visual Cortex as a Prototypical Neocortical Area
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