Yves Michaud

What Is Life? Publication date : June 1, 2000

This book, containing contributions by renowned French specialists in the field, follows from the earlier volume, published in June 2000.
The essays contained here address major issues concerning life and specifically human evolution. on life, mechanisms of advanced information processing in the brain, trying to understand brain functions through system theory.
Contributors include Philippe Ascher, Étienne-Émile Baulieu, Alain Berthoz, Pierre Boistard, Alain-Michel Boudet, Jacques Bouveresse, André Brack, Pierre Cartier, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Bernard Chevassus, Claudine Cohen, Claude Combes, Vincent Courtillot, Antoine Danchin, Jean Dénarié, Bernard Dutrillaux, Anne Fagot-Largeault, René Frydman, Jean Gayon, Gilles Gaston Granger, Gilbert Hottois, Olivier Houdé, Louis-Marie Houdebine, François Jacob, Marc Jeannerod, Sylvie Joussaume, Roland Jouvent, Michel Jouvet, Axel Kahn, Pierre Karli, André Langaney, Bernard Mazoyer, Daniel Metzger, Jean-Claude Mounolou, Daniel Parrochia, Alain Prochiantz, Jean-Paul Renard, Bernard Roques, Serge Stoléru, Jean Weissenbach.