ERIC Number: EJ628445
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Consciousness and the Brainstem.
Parvizi, Josef; Damasio, Antonio
Cognition, v79 n1-2 p135-59 Apr 2001
Summarizes a theoretical framework and set of hypotheses aimed at accounting for consciousness in neurobiological terms. Discusses the functional neuroanatomy of nuclei in the brainstem reticular formation. Notes that the views presented are compatible with the idea that the reticular formation modulates the electrophysiological activity of the cerebral cortex, but that modulation is placed within the organism's homeostatic regulation. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conscious Processing; Consciousness (Physiology); Neurosciences
Note: Special issue on: "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness."