Unconscious High-Level Information Processing

  title={Unconscious High-Level Information Processing},
  author={Simon van Gaal and V. Lamme},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={287 - 301}
  • Simon van Gaal, V. Lamme
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Neuroscientist
  • Theories about the neural correlates and functional relevance of consciousness have traditionally assigned a crucial role to the prefrontal cortex in generating consciousness as well as in orchestrating high-level conscious control over behavior. However, recent neuroscientific findings show that prefrontal cortex can be activated unconsciously. The depth, direction, and scope of these activations depend on several top-down factors such as the task being probed (task-set, strategy) and on… CONTINUE READING

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