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The Neural Correlates of Consciousness - An Update

Tononi, Giulio and Koch, Christof (2008) The Neural Correlates of Consciousness - An Update. In: The year in cognitive neuroscience 2008. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. No.1124. Blackwell on behalf of the New York Academy of Sciences , Boston, pp. 239-261. ISBN 9781573317269.

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This review examines recent advances in the study of brain correlates of consciousness. First, we briefly discuss some useful distinctions between consciousness and other brain functions. We then examine what has been learned by studying global changes in the level of consciousness, such as sleep, anesthesia, and seizures. Next we consider some of the most common paradigms used to study the neural correlates for specific conscious percepts and examine what recent findings say about the role of different brain regions in giving rise to consciousness for that percept. Then we discuss dynamic aspects of neural activity, such as sustained versus phasic activity, feedforward versus reentrant activity, and the role of neural synchronization. Finally, we briefly consider how a theoretical analysis of the fundamental properties of consciousness can usefully complement neurobiological studies.

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Additional Information:Article first published online: 3 APR 2008. 2008 New York Academy of Sciences.
Errata:Corrigendum for Tononi, G. & C. Koch. 2008. The Neural Correlates of Consciousness: An Update. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.1124: 239–261. = Vol. 1225, Issue 1, 200, Article first published online: 28 APR 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06029.x. On page 241, a neuroimaging study by Malach and collaborator's is cited with the mention of Hasson et al. 2004; the Hasson et al. reference is incorrect. The correct reference should be Goldberg, I.I., Harel, M. & Malach, R. (2006). When the brain loses its self: Prefrontal inactivation during sensorimotor processing. Neuron 50, 329–339.
Group:Koch Laboratory (KLAB)
Subject Keywords:consciousness; brain; information
Series Name:Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue or Number:1124
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