Criteria for consciousness in humans and other mammals.

  title={Criteria for consciousness in humans and other mammals.},
  author={Anil K. Seth and Bernard J. Baars and David B. Edelman},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={14 1},
The standard behavioral index for human consciousness is the ability to report events with accuracy. While this method is routinely used for scientific and medical applications in humans, it is not easy to generalize to other species. Brain evidence may lend itself more easily to comparative testing. Human consciousness involves widespread, relatively fast low-amplitude interactions in the thalamocortical core of the brain, driven by current tasks and conditions. These features have also been… CONTINUE READING
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