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Authors: Singer, Wolf
Title: State or content of consciousness? : A reply to Valdas Noreika
Online publication date: 1-Dec-2016
Language: english
Abstract: An attempt is made to distinguish between brain states required to support consciousness and the neuronal underpinnings of conscious versus non-conscious processing in an awake, attentive brain, respectively. It is argued that brain states supporting consciousness are characterised by high dimensional dynamics exhibiting a high degree of complexity, implying that conscious states are graded. Different mechanisms determine whether signals are processed at the conscious or subconscious level. Thus, there is no unique neuronal correlate of consciousness.
DDC: 100 Philosophie
100 Philosophy
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 05 Philosophie und Philologie
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-553456
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
License: in Copyright
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Citation: Open MIND
Metzinger, Thomas
Pages or article number: Kap. 36(R)
Publisher: MIND Group
Publisher place: Frankfurt am Main
Issue date: 2015
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Publisher DOI: 10.15502/9783958570740
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