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Edge In Paris: SIGNATURES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

2 November, 2011 Leave a comment

Stanislas Dehaene describes to Edge his Global Neuronal Workspace model of consciousness.

Dehaene’s model is that consciousness of an experience is created when modular brain regions synchronize, and that global working memory (and the PFC as an organ linked throughout the brain) is the key to consciousness. The potential role of language here is clear: symbolic referents to brain configurations are a cheap way to stabilize them and maintain them in working memory.

That is a cheap way, not the only way. Consciousness without symbols as an organizing system would be, one imagines, much more difficult, but still possible.

Edge In Paris: SIGNATURES OF CONSCIOUSNESS — A TALK BY STANISLAS DEHAENE.

PLoS ONE: Playing Charades in the fMRI: Are Mirror and/or Mentalizing Areas Involved in Gestural Communication?

2 September, 2009 Leave a comment

Putative mirror neuron areas recruited during watching of communicative gestures, whether subjects are intentionally parsing meaning or not.

PLoS ONE: Playing Charades in the fMRI: Are Mirror and/or Mentalizing Areas Involved in Gestural Communication?.

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Integrating Functional and Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Analysis of Structure-Function Relationship in the Human Language Network

17 August, 2009 Leave a comment

PLoS One – The Public Library of Science

A great introduction to some of the techniques used for examining functional connectivity in the human brain and their interrelations, as well as some gaps in their integration.

The capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure structural and functional connectivity in the human brain have motivated growing interest in characterizing the relationship between these measures in the distributed neural networks of the brain. In this study, we attempted an integration of structural and functional analyses of the human language circuits, including Wernicke’s (WA), Broca’s (BA) and supplementary motor area (SMA), using a combination of blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) and diffusion tensor MRI.

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