Experiments in Consciousness

This is a UCTV (University of California Television) video where the Nobel Laureate Francis Crick explains his and Kristof Koch ideas about the Neural Correlates of Consciousness and related experiments.

 The video belongs to the series Frontiers of Knowledge – Presentations by Faculty and Guests of the University of Califiornia, San Diego. The title is:

Consciousness: New Ideas and Experiments.

Presented by Francis Crick, Ph.D.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Nobel Laureate, 1962.

In this one hour talk, Crick offers an introduction to the concept of Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC), discussing the possition that himself and Koch took in their research and describing some of the more popular experiments in neuroscience about consciousness.

I think this video is interesting for anyone working in machine consciousness as Crick also covers (briefly) other important aspects as meaning, attention, and even other cognitive theories of consciousness.

Some experiments and syndromes commented in the video are bi-stable figures (like the Necker Cube and the Rubin Vase), waterfall effect, binocular rivalry, lateral neglect, fading of visual images, blindsight, etc.

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