Dementia with Lewy Bodies

A New Avenue for Research into Neurobiological Mechanisms of Consciousness?
  • Robert H. Perry
  • Matthew Walker
  • Elaine K. Perry
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 49)


The term consciousness is generally applied medically with reference to the level of consciousness apparent to the observer-awake or comatose/unrousable with varying degrees between, or with reference to general anaesthesia. Far less consideration has been given, in the past, to the subjective experience of conscious awareness. However, consciousness is rapidly emerging as a subject of intense scientific enquiry. Innumerable books have been published within the last decade and international meetings are becoming abundant.


Lewy Body Dementia With Lewy Body Visual Hallucination Conscious Awareness Paradoxical Sleep 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Perry
    • 1
  • Matthew Walker
    • 2
  • Elaine K. Perry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuropathologyUSA
  2. 2.MRC Neurochemical Pathology UnitNewcastle General HospitalNewcastle upon TyneUK

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