Thanks Evgenii,

Yes, that looks really good. I'm going to save it to read tomorrow on
the plane.

Craig

On Apr 7, 2:22 am, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote:
> Craig,
>
> You may like this paper as well
>
> Klemm, W. (2010). Free will debates: Simple experiments are not so
> simple, Advances in Cognitive 
> Psychologyhttp://versita.metapress.com/content/l820g65u22883625/fulltext.pdf
>
> I have seen it on a Russian cite:
>
> http://nature-wonder.livejournal.com/189090.html
>
> Evgenii
>
> On 06.04.2012 14:17 Craig Weinberg said the following:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Two more reasons to suspect that consciousness is received through the
> > brain directly as primitive sense rather than decoded as complex
> > information.
>
> > "The data from the seven participants were unambiguous. Paying
> > attention to the target consistently and strongly increased the fMRI
> > activity, regardless of whether the subject saw the target or not.
> > This result was expected because many previous studies had shown that
> > attending to a signal reinforces its representation in the cortex.
> > Much more intriguing, though, was that whether or not the stimulus was
> > consciously perceived made no difference to signal strength.
> > Visibility didn t matter to V1; what did was whether or not selective
> > visual attention focused on the grating. Indeed, the experimentalists
> > could not decode from the signal whether or not the subject saw the
> > stimulus."
>
> >http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=consciousness-does-n...
>
> > "We expected to see the outer bits of brain, the cerebral cortex
> > (often thought to be the seat of higher human consciousness), would
> > turn back on when consciousness was restored following anesthesia.
> > Surprisingly, that is not what the images showed us. In fact, the
> > central core structures of the more primitive brain structures
> > including the thalamus and parts of the limbic system appeared to
> > become functional first, suggesting that a foundational primitive
> > conscious state must be restored before higher order conscious
> > activity can occur"
>
> >http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/aof-sst040412.php

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