Consciousness: criteria and possible mechanisms.

@article{Ivanitsky1993ConsciousnessCA,
  title={Consciousness: criteria and possible mechanisms.},
  author={Alexey M Ivanitsky},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={179-87}
}
There are two sorts of criteria of consciousness--objective and subjective ones. They are the ability for operating with the knowledge which could be addressed to other people in the abstract form and the feeling of 'ego' as a 'host' of these actions, respectively. These two signs of consciousness are provided with the mechanism based on the synthesis in the brain structures of different kinds of information: sensory information, the data extracted from the memory and the signals from the… CONTINUE READING