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Single Idea 4916

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

Full Idea

A huge volume of evidence suggests that consciousness emerges from the activity of the cerebral cortex, and in particular from the frontal lobes.

Gist of Idea

There is enormous evidence that consciousness arises in the frontal lobes of the brain


Rita Carter (Mapping the Mind [1998], p.298)

Book Reference

Carter,Rita: 'Mapping the Mind' [Phoenix 2000], p.298

A Reaction

Dualists must face up to this, and even many physicalists have a rather vague notion about the location of awareness, but we are clearly homing in very precise physical substances which have consciousness as a feature.