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Monday, 28 October 2013
Christof Koch, a Romantic Reductionist

Just in case the 2012 Summer School on the Evolution and Function of Consciousness in Montreal did not quench your ravenous thirst for knowledge on the subject, I am providing a link below to a recent Brain Science Podcast interview with Christof Koch, another great name in consciousness research.

Author of the book Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist, Koch argues that we are no longer confined to philosphical speculation about human consciousness, but instead can now make predictions and test them experimentally. In this recent interview, he reviews the progress that has been achieved since an earlier Brain Science Podcast interview on this subject with Dr. Ginger Campbell, in 2007.

i_lien Update on Consciousness Research with Christof Koch (Brain Science Podcast 84)
i_lien How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable

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