From Ross Pomeroy at RealClearScience:
Recently, Nir Lahav, a physicist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, went searching for this nucleus of conscious activity. He and his interdisciplinary team, which also included neuroscientists and mathematicians, used detailed scans of six brains to assemble an information map of the human cortex, the brain’s outer layer of neural tissue. With the map, they observed and recorded how certain parts of the cortex were connected to other parts. They charted regions of high connectivity and regions of low connectivity. The map approximated how information “flows” within the cortex, and showed where that flow is concentrated. The region with the highest traffic may very well be the seat of consciousness.More.
But what about those people most of whose brains are missing, who are conscious? Need consciousness have a site at all?
See also: Is most fMRI a false positive? Or the brain far more amazing?
What great physicists have said about immateriality and consciousness
Neuroscience tried wholly embracing naturalism, but then the brain got away
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