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The astonishing hypothesis : the scientific search for the soul, Francis Crick

Label
The astonishing hypothesis : the scientific search for the soul
Title
The astonishing hypothesis
Title remainder
the scientific search for the soul
Statement of responsibility
Francis Crick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Forty years ago, Francis Crick, along with James Watson, made history with the discovery of the structure of DNA, forever changing our understanding of life itself. Now Crick is once again at the frontier of scientific discovery, turning his attention to the mysteries of human consciousness. Bent on deciphering the complexities of the brain, Crick maps out the neurobiology of vision. The result is a cogent, witty, and richly detailed analysis of how the brain "sees," and a daring exploration of some of the most fundamental questions of human existence: Do we have free will? What exactly is it that makes us sentient beings and different from other animals? Is there such a thing as a soul, or are we nothing more than an immensely complex collection of neurons? In this groundbreaking, provocative work, Francis Crick challenges the very foundations of current scientific, philosophical, and religious thought
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crick, Francis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.C745 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 D-540
  • BF 311
NLM item number
C928a 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Mind and body
  • Visual perception
  • Neural circuitry
  • Consciousness
  • Visual Perception
  • Brain
  • Consciousness
  • Mind and body
  • Neural circuitry
  • Visual perception
Label
The astonishing hypothesis : the scientific search for the soul, Francis Crick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- General nature of consciousness -- Seeing -- Psychology of vision -- Attention and memory -- Perceptual moment: theories of vision -- Human brain in outline -- Neuron -- Types of experiment -- Primate visual system -initial stages -- Visual cortex of primates -- Brain damage -- Neural networks -- Visual awareness -- Some experiments -- Mainly speculation -- Oscillations and processing units -- Dr. Crick's Sunday morning service
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780684194318
Lccn
93038112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002784504
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29182341
  • (OCoLC)ocm29182341
Label
The astonishing hypothesis : the scientific search for the soul, Francis Crick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- General nature of consciousness -- Seeing -- Psychology of vision -- Attention and memory -- Perceptual moment: theories of vision -- Human brain in outline -- Neuron -- Types of experiment -- Primate visual system -initial stages -- Visual cortex of primates -- Brain damage -- Neural networks -- Visual awareness -- Some experiments -- Mainly speculation -- Oscillations and processing units -- Dr. Crick's Sunday morning service
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780684194318
Lccn
93038112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002784504
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29182341
  • (OCoLC)ocm29182341

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