Neural correlates of consciousness: Progress and problems

Christof Koch, Marcello Massimini, Melanie Boly, Giulio Tononi

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Abstract

There have been a number of advances in the search for the neural correlates of consciousness-the minimum neural mechanisms sufficient for any one specific conscious percept. In this Review, we describe recent findings showing that the anatomical neural correlates of consciousness are primarily localized to a posterior cortical hot zone that includes sensory areas, rather than to a fronto-parietal network involved in task monitoring and reporting. We also discuss some candidate neurophysiological markers of consciousness that have proved illusory, and measures of differentiation and integration of neural activity that offer more promising quantitative indices of consciousness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-321
Number of pages15
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

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Neural correlates of consciousness : Progress and problems. / Koch, Christof; Massimini, Marcello; Boly, Melanie; Tononi, Giulio.

In: Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Vol. 17, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 307-321.

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Koch, Christof ; Massimini, Marcello ; Boly, Melanie ; Tononi, Giulio. / Neural correlates of consciousness : Progress and problems. In: Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 307-321.
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