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Although best known as the co-discoverer, with James Watson, of thestructure of DNA, Crick also worked in neuroscience in collaborationwith Christof Koch.

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The Astonishing Hypothesis is that "You", your joys and your sorrows,your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity andfree will, are in fact no more than the behaviour of a vast assembly ofnerve cells and their associated molecules.

Nobel laureate Francis Crick was, of course, one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA and was not the first great mind to be distracted by solving the enigma of consciousness in his later years. Perhaps a little too focused on the scientific details for a novice in this area, the book nevertheless deserves a place here because it was one of the first to argue that consciousness is not solely a matter for philosophical introspection, but a subject worthy of serious neuroscientific investigation.