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Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness
A few neurologists and brain scientists are proposing that the secret underlying all conscious activity must lie with the way cells respond to stimuli they receive from their environment. In a response to this suggestion, Christof Koch asserts that much more is required for a full theory of consciousness
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An encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the scientific study of meditation
An electromagnetic gadget to measure the level of consciousness
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Each concept—each person or thing in our everyday experience—may have a set of corresponding neurons assigned to it
Functional MRI can peer inside your brain and watch you watching a YouTube clip
What can we learn about consciousness from anesthetized patients?