Tag Archives: Prefrontal cortex

Is consciousness only in the back of the brain?

There’s an interesting debate going on among some neuroscientists¬†about which parts of the brain are involved in subjective experience. ¬†On the one side are Christof Koch, Giuilio Tononi, and colleagues who argue that consciousness exists wholly in the back of … Continue reading

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Pinpointing the brain’s arbitrator: Reliability weighed before brain centers given control

amanimal called my attention to this fascinating article, which has a bearing on yesterday’s and many other posts I’ve made about brain processing. We tend to be creatures of habit. In fact, the human brain has a learning system that … Continue reading

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