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Gerald Edelman

Wider than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Hay Festival 2004, 
How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled? The Nobel Laureate's analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based upon recent remarkable advances in biochemistry, immunology, medical imaging, neuroscience and evolutionary biology.