An information integration theory of consciousness

@article{Tononi2004AnII,
  title={An information integration theory of consciousness},
  author={G. Tononi},
  journal={BMC Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={42 - 42}
}
  • G. Tononi
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • BMC Neuroscience
BackgroundConsciousness poses two main problems. The first is understanding the conditions that determine to what extent a system has conscious experience. For instance, why is our consciousness generated by certain parts of our brain, such as the thalamocortical system, and not by other parts, such as the cerebellum? And why are we conscious during wakefulness and much less so during dreamless sleep? The second problem is understanding the conditions that determine what kind of consciousness a… Expand
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