The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread But Can't Be Computed

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Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262042819

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About the Author

Christof Koch is President and Chief Scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, following twenty-seven years as a Professor at the California Institute of Technology. He is the author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist (MIT Press), The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach, and other books.

Reviews

Invigorating.... Koch tracks the 'neural footprints' of experience; swims off the wilder shores of integrated information theory; and speculates about the 'feeling of life itself' in ravens, bees and octopuses -- along with related ethical concerns.

--Nature

Koch's mind-stretching book provides a rich feast, leaving me with a desire to understand more about this often difficult theory.

--New Scientist