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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Review: The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

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

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Christof Koch is Professor of Biology and of Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. He is the author of "The Quest for Consciousness "and other books.

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