%A Christoph von der Malsburg %J Cognition, Computation and Consciousness %T The Coherence Definition of Consciousness %X I will focus in this essay on a riddle that in my view is central to the consciousness issue: How does the mind or brain create the unity we perceive out of the diversity that we know is there? I contend this is a technical issue, not a philosophical one, although its resolution will have profound philosophical repercussions, and although we have at present little more than the philosophical method to attack it. %P 193-204 %E M. Ito %E Y. Miyashita %E E. T. Rolls %D 1997 %I Oxford University Press %L cogprints1487