Biology of Consciousness

  title={Biology of Consciousness},
  author={Gerald M. Edelman and Joseph A. Gally and Bernard J. Baars},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
The Dynamic Core and Global Workspace hypotheses were independently put forward to provide mechanistic and biologically plausible accounts of how brains generate conscious mental content. The Dynamic Core proposes that reentrant neural activity in the thalamocortical system gives rise to conscious experience. Global Workspace reconciles the limited capacity of momentary conscious content with the vast repertoire of long-term memory. In this paper we show the close relationship between the two… CONTINUE READING
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