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Requirements for Conscious Representations

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter argues that brain systems must meet several 'hard' requirements to qualify as conscious, while other requirements are 'soft' in that they are important for sustaining normal, daily-life ... More


Resting-State Activity and Prephenomenal Unity

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The book proposes the duration of the resting state’s temporal unity to predispose the possible degree of phenomenal features, like “nonstructural homogeneity” and “wholeness,” that signify the ... More


“Neurosocial Activity” and “Environment–Brain Unity”

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The “environment-based hypothesis of prephenomenal unity” suggests that both phenomenal and prephenomenal unity are ultimately based on and predisposed by the virtual statistically based unity ... More


Unity and Subjectivity

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The book discusses the question of how two concepts of subjectivity—biophysically based and phenomenally based subjectivity—compare to the different concepts of unity that have been suggested in ... More


Gamma and Phenomenal Unity

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

How are neuronal mechanisms related to the phenomenal unity as manifested in phenomenal consciousness? The book proposes a “continuity-based hypothesis of phenomenal unity.” The continuity-based ... More


Unity and Subjectivity in Schizophrenia

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Based on neurodevelopmental evidence, the book postulates biopsychosocial trauma in early infancy and social isolation to be central. One may postulate abnormal statistically based spatiotemporal ... More


Neuronal Transfer and Qualia

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The book has discussed how the neuronal mechanisms underlying the resting state activity itself (Chapter 28) and rest–stimulus interaction (Chapter 29) constitute qualia and thus consciousness. ... More


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