Manage episode 286064757 series 2577181
On consciousness– with Christof Koch
The greatest mystery of all is why a group of atoms, like the ones constituting me, can feel anything. The mind-brain problem has puzzled philosophers for millennia.
Thanks to pioneers like Christof Koch, consciousness studies have recently become a legitimate field of scientific inquiry.
He has written three excellent books on the topic. We discuss many aspects of the phenomenon, including an intriguing candidate theory: Integrated Information Theory.