Redundancy in the Nervous System as Substrate for Consciousness: Relation to the Anatomy and Chemistry of Remembering

  • Aryeh Routtenberg


My task in this chapter is to relate the conscious experience of remembering to the physical and chemical mechanisms of brain cells involved in memory formation. No one will deny, to be sure, that such an enterprise is ultimately necessary. It is, however, clear that with currently available information the best that can be accomplished is to lay the groundwork for, or to outline the various directions of an approach to this problem. The present effort, then, is an attempt to bridge the gap, by providing a specific, testable neurobiological mechanism of consciousness that may be applied at each level of analysis involved in the study of the chemistry of memory.


Caudate Nucleus Brain Stimulation Passive Avoidance Memory Consolidation Optic Tract 
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  • Aryeh Routtenberg
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  1. 1.Departments of Psychology and Biological ScienceNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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