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The quest for consciousness : a neurobiological approach

Author: Christof Koch
Publisher: Englewood : CO : Roberts and Company Publishers, ©2004.
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In The Quest for Consciousness Christof Koch, one of the leading researchers in the emerging science of consciousness, explores the biological basis of the subjective mind in animals and people.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christof Koch
ISBN: 0974707708 9780974707709
OCLC Number: 470352801
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 349-409. Glossaire. Index.
Description: XVIII-429 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword by Francis Crick 1. Introduction to the Study of Consciousness 2. Neurons, the Atoms of Perception 3. The First Steps in Seeing 4. The Primary Visual Cortex as a Prototypical Neocortical Area 5. What Are the Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness? 6. The Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness Are Not in the Primary Visual Cortex 7. The Architecture of the Cerebral Cortex 8. Going Beyond the Primary Visual Cortex 9. Attention and Consciousness 10. The Neuronal Underpinnings of Attention 11. Memories and Consciousness 12. What You Can Do Without Being Conscious: The Zombie Within 13. Agnosia, Blindsight, Epilepsy, and Sleep-Walking: Clinical Evidence for Zombie Agents 14. Some Speculations on the Functions of Consciousness 15. On Time and Consciousness 16. When the Mind Flips: Following the Footprints of Consciousness 17. Splitting the Brain Splits Consciousness 18. Further Speculations on Thoughts and the Unconscious Homunculus 19. A Framework for Consciousness 20. An Interview Glossary Bibliography
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Christof Koch has written a superb introduction to the modern exploration of the biology of consciousness, based on his collaborative work with Francis Crick. The Quest for Consciousness is an Read more...

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