Getting back from the basics: What is the role for attention and fronto-parietal circuits in consciousness?

@article{Dux2016GettingBF,
  title={Getting back from the basics: What is the role for attention and fronto-parietal circuits in consciousness?},
  author={Paul E. Dux},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={
          e175
        }
}
Morsella et al. present a novel theory of consciousness which is more "low-level, circumscribed, counterintuitive, and passive" than previous accounts. There is much to like about this approach. However, what are the explanatory costs associated with these characteristics? In particular, how does this low-level and passive theory accommodate evidence for top-down attention being necessary (but not sufficient) for visual consciousness? 
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