Reflective Self-Awareness and Conscious States: PET Evidence for a Common Midline Parietofrontal Core

@article{Kjr2002ReflectiveSA,
  title={Reflective Self-Awareness and Conscious States: PET Evidence for a Common Midline Parietofrontal Core},
  author={Troels Wesenberg Kj{\ae}r and Markus Nowak and Hans C. Lou},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={1080-1086}
}
A recent meta-analysis has shown precuneus, angular gyri, anterior cingulate gyri, and adjacent structures to be highly metabolically active in support of resting consciousness. We hypothesize that these regions constitute a functional network of reflective self-awareness thought to be a core function of consciousness. Seven normal volunteers were asked to think intensely on how they would describe the personality traits and physical appearance of themselves and a neutral reference person known… Expand
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