The conscious mind: In search of a fundamental theory

  title={The conscious mind: In search of a fundamental theory},
  author={Frederick Gregory},
  journal={International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
  • F. Gregory
  • Published 1998
  • Chemistry
  • International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
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