The functional utility of consciousness depends on content as well as on state

Seth, Anil K (2007) The functional utility of consciousness depends on content as well as on state. p. 106. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract

This commentary considers Merker's mesodiencephalic proposal in relation to quantitative measures of neural dynamics suggested to be relevant to consciousness. I suggest that even if critical neural mechanisms turn out to be subcortical, the functional utility of consciousness will depend on the rich conscious contents generated by continuous interaction of such mechanisms with a thalainocortical envelope.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Anil Seth
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:29
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2013 13:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31450
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