The contents of consciousness: From C to shining c++

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):188-189 (2001)

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We suggest that consciousness (C) should be addressed as a multilevel concept. We can provisionally identify at least three, rather than two, levels: Gray's system should relate at least to the lowest of these three levels. Although it is unlikely to be possible to develop a behavioural test for C, it is possible to speculate as to the evolutionary advantages offered by C and how C evolved through succeeding levels. Disturbances in the relationships between the levels of C could underlie mental illness, especially schizophrenia
Keywords *Awareness  *Brain  *Cognitive Processes  *Consciousness States  *Neuropsychology  Adaptation  Mental Disorders  Schizophrenia
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DOI 10.1017/s0140525x01223930
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