Are the neural correlates of consciousness in the front or in the back of the cerebral cortex? Clinical and neuroimaging evidence

Melanie Boly, Marcello Massimini, Naotsugu Tsuchiya, Bradley R. Postle, Christof Koch, Giulio Tononi

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The role of the frontal cortex in consciousness remains a matter of debate. In this Perspective, we will critically review the clinical and neuroimaging evidence for the involvement of the front versus the back of the cortex in specifying conscious contents and discuss promising research avenues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9603-9613
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Neuroscience
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017

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