In Search of Psyche

  • Roger W. Sperry


To a beginner in science back in the mid-1980s, it seemed that there could be no more challenging problem at which to aim—as a long-term, ultimate goal kind of thing—than that of consciousness and the mind-brain relation, more acceptably expressed in those days as the problem of the “neural correlates of conscious experience.” A naive beginner, of course, could hardly expect to approach a final solution, but it is always reassuring to feel that one’s efforts are at least aimed in the general direction of something that might be of ultimate importance. Meantime, as a “brain researcher,” one could find plenty of lesser but entirely respectable and more researchable corollary problems along the way, such as perception, learning, and memory.


Corpus Callosum Conscious Experience Mental Phenomenon Neural Event Tiger Salamander 
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