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Are The Neural Correlates Of Consciousness In The Front Or In The Back Of The Cerebral Cortex? Clinical And Neuroimaging Evidence

By Melanie Boly, Marcello Massimini, Naotsugu Tsychiya, Bradley R. Postle, Christof Koch, Giulio Tononi

Posted 19 Mar 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/118273 (published DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3218-16.2017)

The role of the frontal cortex in consciousness remains a matter of debate. In this Perspective, we will critically review the clinical and neuroimaging evidence for the involvement of the front versus back of the cortex in specifying conscious contents and discuss promising research avenues.

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