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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1994 Jul-Oct;44(4-5):627-39.

[Consciousness as a system of inner seeing].

[Article in Russian]


The goal of the paper is to clarify the nature and mechanisms of functioning of human consciousness. It is assumed that the main specific feature, which distinguishes consciousness from other brain subsystems, is its ability to observe the content of its own memory. It demonstrates that cyclic information run in distributed neural structures with feedbacks may serve as a fundamental physiological mechanism of an inner scanning (awareness) system for information coming from outside. The area of location of consciousness in the brain is determined as a set of neural structures involved in cyclic information run processes. It is ascertained that the rehearsal procedure is a basis operational means of discursive thinking, imagination and reflexion.

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