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Koch, Christof (2004) Qualia. Current Biology, 14 (13). R496. ISSN 0960-9822.

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What are qualia? Qualia – singular quale – is the philosophical term for the introspectively accessible, phenomenal aspects of our lives, the elemental feelings and sensations that are the building blocks of conscious experience. Qualia are at the very heart of the mind–body problem. How do the salty taste and crunchy texture of potato chips, the unmistakable smell of dogs after they have been in the rain, or the sensation of seeing red relate to the ever shifting patterns of electrical activity in the brain?

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