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Neural Basis of Consciousness

Koch, Christof and Crick, Francis (2001) Neural Basis of Consciousness. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier , New York, pp. 2600-2604. ISBN 9780080430768.

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Consciousness appears to be the most singular challenge to the scientific, reductionist worldview. In the closing years of the second millennium, advances in the ability to record the activity of individual neurons in the brains of monkeys or other animals while they carry out particular tasks, combined with the explosive development of functional brain imaging in normal humans, led to a renewed empirical program to discover the scientific explanation of consciousness. This entry reviews some of the relevant experimental work and argues that the most advantageous strategy for now is to focus on discovering the neuronal correlates of consciousness.

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Alternate Title:Consciousness, Neural Basis of
Additional Information:Copyright © 2001 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 1 January 2002.
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Official Citation:C. Koch, F. Crick, Consciousness, Neural Basis of, In: Editors-in-Chief: Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, Editor(s)-in-Chief, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Pergamon, Oxford, 2001, Pages 2600-2604, ISBN 9780080430768, (
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