Confessions of A Romantic Reductionist

Book - 2012
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"What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain? How can anything physical give rise to nonphysical, subjective, conscious states? Christof Koch has devoted much of his career to bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the physics of the brain and phenomenal experience. This engaging book--part scientific overview, part memoir, part futurist speculation--describes Koch's search for an empirical explanation for consciousness. Koch recounts not only the birth of the modern science of consciousness but also the subterranean motivation for his quest--his instinctual (if 'romantic') belief that life is meaningful."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2012
Description: xii, 181 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780262017497
Branch Call Number: 153 Koc


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