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Neural correlates of consciousness in humans

Rees, Geraint and Kreiman, Gabriel and Koch, Christof (2002) Neural correlates of consciousness in humans. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3 (4). pp. 261-270. ISSN 1471-003X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130816-103224574

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Abstract

The directness and vivid quality of conscious experience belies the complexity of the underlying neural mechanisms, which remain incompletely understood. Recent work has focused on identifying the brain structures and patterns of neural activity within the primate visual system that are correlated with the content of visual consciousness. Functional neuroimaging in humans and electrophysiology in awake mokeys indicate that there are important differences between striate and extrastriate visual cortex in how well neural activity correlates with consciousness. Moreover, recent neuroimaging studies indicate that, in addition to these ventral areas of visual cortex, dorsal prefrontal and parietal areas might contribute to conscious visual experience.


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Additional Information:This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust (G.R.), the Keck Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and The Mettler Fund for Research Relating to Autism. We thank F. Crick and J. Driver for helpful comments on the manuscript.
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