Consciousness without a cerebral cortex: A challenge for neuroscience and medicine

@article{Merker2007ConsciousnessWA,
  title={Consciousness without a cerebral cortex: A challenge for neuroscience and medicine},
  author={Bjorn H. Merker},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={63 - 81}
}
  • B. Merker
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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