[Neuroscience] Re: why did humans grow a bigger neocortex?

John H. via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by bingblat from goaway.com.au)
Thu Jul 19 09:17:07 EST 2007


Hello Peter,


Yes, there is some very interesting stuff that this chap is coming up with.
Even decortication can allow the animal to engage in quite complex
behaviors. The idea that consciousness is a "higher function" is just
dualism in disguise. Perhaps like yourself I don't believe in "all or
nothing consciousness". Actually these days I can't even clearly distinguish
"consciousness" and awareness". We need a new way to understand all this and
this chap is heading in the right direction.
"Entertained by my own EIMC" <write_to_eimc from ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
news:469e2344$0$12825$5a62ac22 from per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
> It looks like your list contains references that are might be rationally
> aligned with the concepts of levels (and "lines") of consciousness (or of
> actending or paying actention).
>
> ["1st-line, 2nd-line, and 3rd-line consciousness" are expression used by
> Arthur Janov.]
>
> The normally naive, neglectful and nebulous (hollow-headed or empty)
meaning
> of "consciousness" will continue according to people's careless ignorance
> and neglect of available relevant scientific facts - i.e. it will continue
> unless these facts become corroberated towards the formation of a subsumed
> crystaline (by definition 'in dEPTh') meaning.
>
> "konstantin kouzovnikov" <myukhome from hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:mailman.292.1184611717.11350.neur-sci from net.bio.net...
> >
> >
> >
> >>From: "John H." <bingblat from goaway.com.au>
> >>To: neur-sci from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> >>Subject: [Neuroscience] Re: why did humans grow a bigger neocortex?
> >>Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 19:20:24 +1000
> >>
> >>It may be purely anatomical, standing upright, the skull base must be
> >>changed and that may allow some favourable changes.
> >
> >
> > The following may contribute to the discussion:
> >
> > Merker B.
> > Related Articles, Links
> > Consciousness without a cerebral cortex: A challenge for neuroscience
and
> > medicine.
> > Behav Brain Sci. 2007 Feb;30(1):63-81.
> > PMID: 17475053 [PubMed - in process]
> >
> > Merker B.
> > Related Articles, Links
> > Grounding consciousness: The mesodiencephalon as thalamocortical base.
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> > PMID: 17475081 [PubMed - in process]
> > 5:
> > Watt DF.
> > Related Articles, Links
> > Affirmative-action for the brainstem in the neuroscience of
consciousness:
> > The zeitgeist of the brainstem as a "dumb arousal" system.
> > Behav Brain Sci. 2007 Feb;30(1):108-10.
> > PMID: 17475079 [PubMed - in process]
> > 6:
> > van Honk J, Morgan BE, Schutter DJ.
> > Related Articles, Links
> > Raw feeling: A model for affective consciousness.
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> > PMID: 17475078 [PubMed - in process]
> > 7:
> > Panksepp J.
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> > Emotional feelings originate below the neocortex: Toward a neurobiology
of
> > the soul.
> > Behav Brain Sci. 2007 Feb;30(1):101-3.
> > PMID: 17475073 [PubMed - in process]
> > 8:
> > Northoff G.
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> > Subcortical regions and the self.
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> > 9:
> > Izard C.
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> > Levels of emotion and levels of consciousness.
> > Behav Brain Sci. 2007 Feb;30(1):96-8.
> > PMID: 17475068 [PubMed - in process]
> > 10:
> > Edelman DB.
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> > Consciousness without corticocentrism: Beating an evolutionary path.
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> > PMID: 17475063 [PubMed - in process]
> > 11:
> > Doesburg SM, Ward LM.
> > Related Articles, Links
> > Corticothalamic necessity, qualia, and consciousness.
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> > 12:
> > Coenen AM.
> > Related Articles, Links
> > Consciousness without a cortex, but what kind of consciousness is this?
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> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> > konstantin
> >
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