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  1. The disunity of consciousness.Semir Zeki - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (5):214-218.
  2. Toward a theory of visual consciousness.Semir Zeki & Andreas Bartels - 1999 - 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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    The riddoch syndrome: Insights into the neurobiology of conscious vision.Semir Zeki & D. H. Ffytche - 1998 - Brain 121:25-45.
  4. Art and the brain.Semir Zeki - 1999 - 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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    Conscious visual perception without V.J. L. Barbur, J. D. G. Watson, R. D. G. Frackowiak & Semir Zeki - 1993 - Brain 116:1293-1302.
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  6. Localization and globalization in conscious vision.Semir Zeki - 2001 - Annual Review of Neuroscience 24:57-86.
  7. A theory of micro-consciousness.Semir Zeki - 2007 - In Max Velmans & Susan Schneider (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 580--588.
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    The neurology of ambiguity.Semir Zeki - 2004 - 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 thus (...)
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    Imaging the passionate stage of romantic love by dopamine dynamics.Kayo Takahashi, Kei Mizuno, Akihiro T. Sasaki, Yasuhiro Wada, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Kanako Tajima, Naohiro Tsuyuguchi, Kyosuke Watanabe, Semir Zeki & Yasuyoshi Watanabe - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Parallel processing in the brain's visual form system: an fMRI study.Yoshihito Shigihara & Semir Zeki - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Neural Concept Formation & Art Dante, Michelangelo, Wagner Something, and indeed the ultimate thing, must be left over for the mind to do.Semir Zeki - 2002 - 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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    The Constancy of Colored After-Images.Semir Zeki, Samuel Cheadle, Joshua Pepper & Dimitris Mylonas - 2017 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11.
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    The neurological basis of conscious color perception in a blind patient.Semir Zeki, S. Aglioti, D. McKeefry & G. Berlucchi - 1999 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 96 (24):14124-14129.
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    Notes Towards a (Neurobiological) Definition of Beauty.Semir Zeki - 2019 - Gestalt Theory 41 (2):107-112.
    Summary Humans know when they themselves experience beauty, even though the term itself has been difficult to define adequately for a variety of reasons. Given this centuries’ old failure to give an adequate definition of beauty, perhaps the time has come to enquire whether the experience of beauty, regardless of its source, can be defined in neural terms.
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    The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty.Semir Zeki, Oliver Y. Chén & John Paul Romaya - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.
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    The motion vision of the blind and the modularity of consciousness.Semir Zeki - 1996 - Transactions of the Medical Society of London 112:11-18.
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    Law and the Brain.Semir Zeki & Oliver Goodenough (eds.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    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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    Masking reveals parallel form systems in the visual brain.Yu Tung Lo & Semir Zeki - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Parallel processing of face and house stimuli by V1 and specialized visual areas: a magnetoencephalographic (MEG) study.Yoshihito Shigihara & Semir Zeki - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    The role of parietal cortex in the formation of color and motion based concepts.Samuel W. Cheadle & Semir Zeki - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Perceptual asynchrony for motion.Yu Tung Lo & Semir Zeki - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  22. Seeing invisible motion: Responses of area v5 neurons in the awake-behaving macaque.K. Moutoussis, Alexander Maier, Semir Zeki & Nikos K. Logothetis - 2005 - 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.
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    Corrigendum: The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty.Semir Zeki, Oliver Y. Chén & John Paul Romaya - 2019 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13.