Consciousness does not seem to be linked to a single neural mechanism

Carlo Umiltà, Marco Zorzi

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On the basis of neuropsychological evidence, it is clear that attention should be given a role in any model (or conjecture) of consciousness. What is known about the many instances of dissociation between explicit and implicit knowledge after brain damage suggests that conscious experience might not be linked to a restricted area of the brain. Even if it were true that there is a single brain area devoted to consciousness, the subicular area would seem to be an unlikely possibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-702
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Physiology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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