Thinking About Brain and Consciousness
In this brief article I present as a preamble to a developing theory a summary of ideas and evidence discussed elsewhere (see Damasio and Meyer (2008) In: Laureys S, Tononi G (eds) The neurology of consciousness. Elsevier, pp 3–14; Damasio (2010) Self comes to mind. Pantheon). They pertain to the nature of consciousness, to the position and role of consciousness in evolutionary history, and to how the brain constructs consciousness at the level of large-scale systems.
KeywordsCerebral Cortex Thalamic Nucleus Nucleus Tractus Solitarius Human Consciousness Brainstem Nucleus
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