The source of consciousness

Ken A. Paller*, Satoru Suzuki

*Corresponding author for this work

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Why does a relentless stream of experiences normally fill your mind? No answer is entirely satisfactory. We are not sure how the normal operation of the human brain might exude subjective experiences. Consciousness can thus seem miraculous, and research on consciousness a waste of time and money, ultimately doomed to fail. Yet, there are good reasons for optimism that should be shared with the public to justify research in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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