Causality, Consciousness, and Cerebral Organization

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Science  08 Dec 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3806, pp. 1279-1283
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3806.1279


This article is based upon data which are suitable for the correlation of behavioral research and experimental neurophysiology. Causal thinking manifests a sort of integrative activity which brings simultaneous and successive patterns of nervous excitation into a subjectively meaningful frame of reference. While neuronal patterns determine the content of consciousness, they fail to provide clues concerning the transformation of such patterns into subjective experience.