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Single Idea 3141

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / e. Cause of consciousness]

Full Idea

Crick and Koch claim that visual consciousness is correlated with a 40Hz oscillation in layers five and six of the primary visual cortex.


(That is Crick of 'Crick and Watson' fame - discoverers of the structure of DNA)

Gist of Idea

Is consciousness 40Hz oscillations in layers 5 and 6 of the visual cortex?


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 2.1)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.42

A Reaction

Not many people seem to have been enthused by their proposal. The target is the NCC (Neural Correlate of Consciousness), but we would only accept that location if the 'oscillations' seemed in some way special.