A critical assessment of the consciousness by synchrony hypothesis.

@article{Canales2007ACA,
  title={A critical assessment of the consciousness by synchrony hypothesis.},
  author={Andr{\'e}s F Canales and David M. Gomez and Claudio R Maffet},
  journal={Biological research},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={517-9}
}
The understanding of consciousness has been one of the biggest challenges for cognitive science (e.g. Cosmelli et al., 2007; Crick and Koch, 2003; Seth et al., 2006), and the study of the visual system has been its theoretical and empirical starting point. For instance, the consciousness by synchrony hypothesis postulates neuronal synchronization as the putative mechanism of visual consciousness. In this article, we criticize this idea and the traditional arguments supporting it. First, we… CONTINUE READING