Can humans perceive their brain states?

  title={Can humans perceive their brain states?},
  author={Boris Kotchoubey and Andrea K{\"u}bler and Ute Strehl and Herta Flor and Niels Birbaumer},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={11 1},
Although the brain enables us to perceive the external world and our body, it remains unknown whether brain processes themselves can be perceived. Brain tissue does not have receptors for its own activity. However, the ability of humans to acquire self-control of brain processes indicates that the perception of these processes may also be achieved by learning. In this study patients learned to control low-frequency components of their EEG: the so-called slow cortical potentials (SCPs). In… CONTINUE READING
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