#36: 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.

Links to books by Christof Koch:

The podcast was recorded February 13th 2021 and lasts 2 hours and 4 minutes.