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    Semir Zeki & Andreas Bartels (1999). Toward a Theory of Visual Consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition 8 (2):225-59.
    The visual brain consists of several parallel, functionally specialized processing systems, each having several stages (nodes) which terminate their tasks at different times; consequently, simultaneously presented attributes are perceived at the same time if processed at the same node and at different times if processed by different nodes. Clinical evidence shows that these processing systems can act fairly autonomously. Damage restricted to one system compromises specifically the perception of the attribute that that system is specialized for; damage to a given (...)
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    Semir Zeki (2003). The Disunity of Consciousness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (5):214-218.
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    Semir Zeki & D. H. Ffytche (1998). The Riddoch Syndrome: Insights Into the Neurobiology of Conscious Vision. Brain 121:25-45.
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    J. L. Barbur, J. D. G. Watson, R. D. G. Frackowiak & Semir Zeki (1993). Conscious Visual Perception Without V. Brain 116:1293-1302.
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  5. Semir Zeki (2001). Localization and Globalization in Conscious Vision. Annual Review of Neuroscience 24:57-86.
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    Semir Zeki (2007). A Theory of Micro-Consciousness. In Max Velmans & Susan Schneider (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Blackwell 580--588.
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    Semir Zeki (2002). Neural Concept Formation & Art Dante, Michelangelo, Wagner Something, and Indeed the Ultimate Thing, Must Be Left Over for the Mind to Do. Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (3):53-76.
    What is art? What constitutes great art? Why do we value art so much and why has it been such a conspicuous feature of all human societies? These questions have been discussed at length though without satisfactory resolution. This is not surprising. Such discussions are usually held without reference to the brain, through which all art is conceived, executed and appreciated. Art has a biological basis. It is a human activity and, like all human activities, including morality, law and religion, (...)
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    Semir Zeki (1999). Art and the Brain. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (6-7):6-7.
    The article defines the function of the visual brain as a search for constancies with the aim of obtaining knowledge about the world, and claims that it is applicable with equal vigour to the function of art. We define the general function of art as a search for the constant, lasting, essential, and enduring features of objects, surfaces, faces, situations, and so on, which allows us not only to acquire knowledge about the particular object, or face, or condition represented on (...)
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    Semir Zeki (2004). The Neurology of Ambiguity. Consciousness and Cognition 13 (1):173-196.
    One of the primordial functions of the brain is the acquisition of knowledge. The apparatus that it has evolved to do so is flexible enough to allow it to acquire knowledge about unambiguous conditions on the one hand , and about situations that are capable of two or more interpretations, each one of which has equal validity with the others. However, in the latter instance, we can only be conscious of one interpretation at any given moment. The study of ambiguity (...)
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    Semir Zeki, S. Aglioti, D. McKeefry & G. Berlucchi (1999). The Neurological Basis of Conscious Color Perception in a Blind Patient. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 96 (24):14124-14129.
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    Semir Zeki (2001). Closet Reductionists. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 5 (2):45-46.
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  12. K. Moutoussis, Alexander Maier, Semir Zeki & Nikos K. Logothetis (2005). Seeing Invisible Motion: Responses of Area V5 Neurons in the Awake-Behaving Macaque. Soc. For Neurosci. Abstr 390 (11).
    Moutoussis, K., A. Maier, S. Zeki and N. K. Logothetis: Seeing invisible motion: responses of area V5 neurons in the awake-behaving macaque. Soc. for Neurosci. Abstr. 390.11, 1 (11 2005) Abstract.
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    Semir Zeki (1996). The Motion Vision of the Blind and the Modularity of Consciousness. Transactions of the Medical Society of London 112:11-18.
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  14. Semir Zeki & Oliver Goodenough (eds.) (2006). Law and the Brain. OUP Oxford.
    Applying our new found knowledge from neuroscience to the discipline of law seems a natural development - the making, considering, and enforcing of law of course rests on mental processes. However, there are real issues that the legal system will face as neurobiological studies continue to relentlessly probe the human mind. This volume represents the first serious attempt to address questions of law as reflecting brain activity, emphasizing that it is the organization and functioning of the brain that determines how (...)
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