Notes on Consciousness

Eight prominent neuroscientists, both contemporary and historical, discuss what it means to be conscious.

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Gerald Edelman Physician and biologist, director of the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego "William James, the great psychologist and philosopher, said consciousness has the following properties: It is a process, and it involves awareness. It’s what you lose when you fall into a deep, dreamless slumber and what you regain when you wake up. It is continuous and changing. "There is every indirect indication that a dog is conscious—its anatomy and its nervous system organization ar...
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