BOOK REVIEW: Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch

Review by Laura Sanders

By Science News, 12:12 PM February 23, 2012

There’s a famous quip circulated among writers: The craft is easy. You just sit down at your desk and open a vein. In his latest book, Koch does one better. He pries off his skull, splits open his brain and invites the reader in.

What’s inside is fascinating. Through scenes from his life as a wandering child, an ambitious young researcher and an erudite professor, Koch describes his compulsion to discover the roots of consciousness.

The book is a testament to the power of the subjective. K...

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