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Consciousness Lost and FoundA Neuropsychological Exploration$
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Lawrence Weiskrantz

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524588

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.001.0001

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The ‘What?’ of consciousness

The ‘What?’ of consciousness

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Consciousness Lost and Found

Lawrence Weiskrantz

Oxford University Press

Answering the questions that were posed in the last part of the previous chapter is the main concern of this chapter. Specifically, the chapter attempts to know the requirement, functional and neural terms, for capacities to be properly ‘connected with’ acknowledged awareness. Also, the grounds that allow some processes to be endowed with awareness are explored. The chapter contends that awareness ultimately is a matter of brain activity and that its understanding is part and parcel of understanding brain activity. The chapter’s concern is much closer to that of Nicholas Humphrey’s in which he puts the position that ‘to be conscious is essentially to have sensations’. Also, considering the kinds of practical operations that are involved in deciding when a person is aware and when he or she is unaware are examined by the chapter.

Keywords:   awareness, brain activity, Nicholas Humphrey, conscious, sensations, neural terms

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