“Christof Koch has been leading the charge in consciousness science since there was a charge to lead. His latest book showcases his writerly instincts as well as his scientific acumen, drawing on his deep involvement in the field to paint a compelling picture of the science of experience itself.” – Anil K. Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex; editor of 30 Second Brain
“Koch’s controversial and witty book provides a broad view of consciousness, together with a thorough review of his scientific research, inspired by Francis Crick. It discusses issues such as the existence of consciousness in other species and attempts at developing tools and techniques to measure it.” – Ada Yonath, Director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science; winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009
1) What Is Consciousness?
2) Who Is Consciousness?
3) Animal Consciousness
4) Consciousness and the Rest
5) Consciousness and the Brain
6) Tracking the Footprints of Consciousness
7) Why We Need a Theory of Consciousness
8) Of Wholes
9) Tools to Measure Consciousness
10) The Uber-Mind and Pure Consciousness
11) Does Consciousness Have Function?
12) Consciousness and Computationalism
13) Why Computers Can’t Experience
14) Is Consciousness Everywhere?