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What Are the Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness?

Francis C. Crick and Christof Koch

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195148220
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864676 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0023

Series: Computational Neuroscience Series

 What Are the Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness?

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This chapter attempts to discover the minimal neural mechanisms jointly sufficient for any one conscious sensation or percept, the neuronal correlates of consciousness (NCC). It raises a series of questions which cover some of the subproblems that are likely to bear on the NCC, and focuses on the visual system of humans and macaque monkeys.

Keywords: consciousness; visual system; macaque monkeys; NCC

Chapter.  7779 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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