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ConsciousnessCreeping up on the hard problem$
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Jeffrey Gray

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198520917

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520917.001.0001

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Egocentric space and the parietal lobes

Egocentric space and the parietal lobes

(p.215) Chapter 15 Egocentric space and the parietal lobes

Jeffrey Gray

Oxford University Press

The previous chapter emphasised the importance of an allocentric, or world-centred, spatial frame for conscious experience; and this was one reason for concentrating so heavily on the hippocampus. This chapter considers another kind of spatial frame — egocentric, or body-centred, space — that is also intimately related to conscious experience. This frame is computed, not in the hippocampus, but in a neocortical region: the parietal lobes.

Keywords:   consciousness, conscious experience, spatial neglect, Balint's syndrome, perception, brain

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