Chimerical colors: some phenomenological predictions from cognitive neuroscience

@article{Churchland2005ChimericalCS,
  title={Chimerical colors: some phenomenological predictions from cognitive neuroscience},
  author={Paul M. Churchland},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={527 - 560}
}
  • P. Churchland
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Psychology
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