March 1, 2012

Guardian: Eight questions science must answer about consciousness

Anil Seth:"The brain mechanisms of consciousness are being unravelled at a startling pace, with researchers focusing on eight key areas":

  1. What are the critical brain regions for consciousness?
  2. What are the mechanisms of general anaesthesia?
  3. What is the self?
  4. What determines experiences of volition and 'will'?
  5. What is the function of consciousness? What are experiences for?
  6. How rich is consciousness?
  7. Are other animals conscious?
  8. Are vegetative patients conscious?

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