Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist

Valutazione media 4,04
( su 474 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780262017497: Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist

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. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a "fringy" subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life's work -- to uncover the roots of consciousness.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Sinossi:

Book by Koch Christof

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Koch, Christof
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0262017490

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,99
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,24
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Christof Koch
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Cherry_Books
(Missouri City, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Brand New Book. Codice libro della libreria 0262017490SRB

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Christof Koch
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a fringy subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life s work -- to uncover the roots of consciousness. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780262017497

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Christof Koch
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a fringy subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life s work -- to uncover the roots of consciousness. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780262017497

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,73
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Christof Koch
Editore: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist, Christof Koch, 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. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a "fringy" subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life's work -- to uncover the roots of consciousness. Codice libro della libreria B9780262017497

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,13
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,82
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Koch, Christof
Editore: The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Movie Mars
(Matthews, NC, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0262017490 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Codice libro della libreria 15853191

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,70
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,69
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Koch, Christof
Editore: MIT Press Ltd (2012)
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Prima edizione Quantità: 2
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, 2012. Condizione libro: New. Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: JMT; PSAN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 157 x 236 x 11. Weight in Grams: 426. . 2012. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780262017497

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,26
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Christof Koch
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97802620174970000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,65
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Koch, Christof
Editore: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd. Condizione libro: New. Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: JMT; PSAN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 157 x 236 x 11. Weight in Grams: 426. . 2012. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780262017497

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Christof Koch
ISBN 10: 0262017490 ISBN 13: 9780262017497
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 162mm x 20mm x 232mm. Hardcover. 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? Chr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 200 pages. 0.422. Codice libro della libreria 9780262017497

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,76
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro