Posted: June 13, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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New research from scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics supports the view that the content of consciousness is not localized in a unique cortical area but, rather, that a global network of neurons from different areas of the brain is responsible for it. Consciousness is a selective process that allows only a part of the sensory input to reach awareness. But up to today it has yet to be clarified which areas of the brain are responsible for the content of conscious perception. Theofanis Panagiotaropoulos and his colleagues – researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen and University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona – have now discovered that the content of consciousness is not localized in a unique cortical area, but is most likely an emergent property of global networks of neuronal populations. (via Conscious Perception from a Global Network of Neurons | SciTech Daily)

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