Sleep Neuroimaging and Models of Consciousness

@inproceedings{Tagliazucchi2013SleepNA,
  title={Sleep Neuroimaging and Models of Consciousness},
  author={Enzo Tagliazucchi and Marion Behrens and Helmut Laufs},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2013}
}
Human deep sleep is characterized by reduced sensory activity, responsiveness to stimuli, and conscious awareness. Given its ubiquity and reversible nature, it represents an attractive paradigm to study the neural changes which accompany the loss of consciousness in humans. In particular, the deepest stages of sleep can serve as an empirical test for the predictions of theoretical models relating the phenomenology of consciousness with underlying neural activity. A relatively recent shift of… CONTINUE READING
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