The Astrocentric Hypothesis: proposed role of astrocytes in consciousness and memory formation.

@article{Robertson2002TheAH,
  title={The Astrocentric Hypothesis: proposed role of astrocytes in consciousness and memory formation.},
  author={J. M. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of physiology, Paris},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 3-4},
  pages={251-5}
}
Consciousness is self-awareness. This process is closely associated with attention and working memory, a special form of short-term memory, which is vital when solving explicit task. Edelman has equated consciousness as the "remembered present" to highlight the importance of this form of memory (G.M. Edelman, Bright Air, Brilliant Fire, Basic Books, New York, 1992). The majority of other memories are recollections of past events that are encoded, stored, and brought back into consciousness if… CONTINUE READING

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