The primary function of consciousness in the nervous system

Título del documento: The primary function of consciousness in the nervous system
Revista: ARBS. Annual review of biomedical sciences
Base de datos: PERIÓDICA
Número de sistema: 000270161
ISSN: 1678-4618
Autores: 1

Instituciones: 1San Francisco State University, Department of Psychology, San Francisco, California. Estados Unidos de América
2Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Nueva York. Estados Unidos de América
3Yale University, Department of Psychology, New Haven, Connecticut. Estados Unidos de América
Volumen: 9
Paginación: 37-40
País: Brasil
Idioma: Inglés
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Enfoque: Analítico
Resumen en inglés The integration consensus proposes that consciousness integrates activities in the nervous system that would otherwise be independent, but it fails to specify which kinds of integration require consciousness. By contrasting the task demands of consciously-penetrable processes (e.g., pain) and consciously-impenetrable processes (e.g., pupillary reflex and peristalsis), Supramodular Interaction Theory proposes that consciousness is required to integrate agentic, high-level systems that are vying for (specifically) skeletomotor control, as described by the principle of parallel responses into skeletal muscle (PRISM). Thus, consciousness functions above the level of the traditional module to permit cross-talk among specialized, and often multi-modal, systems
Disciplinas: Medicina
Palabras clave: Neurología,
Sistema nervioso,
Sistema musculoesquelético
Keyword: Medicine,
Nervous system,
Musculoskeletal system
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