Neural Darwinism and consciousness.

  title={Neural Darwinism and consciousness.},
  author={Anil K. Seth and Bernard J. Baars},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={14 1},
Neural Darwinism (ND) is a large scale selectionist theory of brain development and function that has been hypothesized to relate to consciousness. According to ND, consciousness is entailed by reentrant interactions among neuronal populations in the thalamocortical system (the 'dynamic core'). These interactions, which permit high-order discriminations among possible core states, confer selective advantages on organisms possessing them by linking current perceptual events to a past history of… CONTINUE READING

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