This book investigates the philosophical, empirical, and theoretical bases on which a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness can be founded. The research questions reviewed include: Does perception occur without awareness? Can the neural bases of perceptual awareness be visualized with brain-imaging methods? What do unilateral neglect and extinction tell us about conscious and unconscious processing? What is the contribution of brainstem nuclei to conscious states? How can we identify mental processes uniquely associated with consciousness? An introductory chapter proposes a theoretical framework for building a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness, and two concluding chapters evaluate the progress made so far.
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
ISBN 13: 9780262541312
Publication Date: May 03, 2002
Publisher: Bradford Book
Authors: Stanislas Dehaene, Lionel Naccache, Anthony I. Jack, Tim Shallice, Ned Block, Jon Driver, Patrik Vuilleumier, Nancy Kanwisher, Philip M. Merikle, Daniel Smilek, John D. Eastwood, Josef Parvizi, António R. Damásio, Daniel C. Dennett