Item #14720 The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach. Christof Koch.

The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

Englewood, CO: Roberts and Company Publishers, 2004.

Hardcover. 10 1/4" X 7 1/4". xviii, 429pp. Mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in yellow cloth over boards with spine and front cover stamped in blue. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. How do what philosophers call "qualia", the redness of red and the painfulness of pain, arise from the concerted actions of nerve cells and their associated synaptic and molecular processes? Can such feelings be explained by modern science, or is some quite different kind of explanation needed? And how can this seemingly intractable problem be approached experimentally? Written as an introduction to the field and drawing upon clinical, psychological and physiological observations, this book seeks answers to these questions within a neuroscientific framework, that is, how do the operations of the conscious mind emerge out of the specific interactions of myriads of neurons?(Publisher). Very good / Good +. Item #14720
ISBN: 0974707708

Price: $25.00

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