An account of consciousness in physical and functional terms: a target for research in the neurosciences.

@article{Sommerhoff1994AnAO,
  title={An account of consciousness in physical and functional terms: a target for research in the neurosciences.},
  author={G Sommerhoff and Karl F. MacDorman},
  journal={Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={151-81}
}
The neurophysiology of mental events cannot be fully understood unless that of consciousness is understood. As the first step in a top-down approach to that problem, one needs to find an account of consciousness as a property of the biological organism that can be clearly defined as such. However, if it is to deliver what must be expected of it, it should address what is commonly meant by the word consciousness. Unless the last condition is satisfied, the theory will fail to deliver what must… CONTINUE READING

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