Consciousness without a cerebral cortex

Merker, B. (2007). Consciousness without a cerebral cortex: A challenge for neuroscience and medicine. Behavioral and brain sciences, 30(1), 63-81. Abstract: A broad range of evidence regarding the functional organization of the vertebrate brain – spanning from comparative neurology to experimental psychology and neurophysiology to clinical data – is reviewed for its bearing on conceptions of theContinue reading “Consciousness without a cerebral cortex”

The conscious id

Solms, M. (2013). The conscious id. Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1), 5-19. Abstract Two aspects of the body are represented in the brain, and they are represented differently. The most important difference is that the brain regions for the two aspects of the body are associated with different aspects of consciousness. Very broadly speaking, the brainstem mechanisms derived from theContinue reading “The conscious id”

Mentalizing homeostasis: The social origins of interoceptive inference

Fotopoulou, A., & Tsakiris, M. (2017). Mentalizing homeostasis: The social origins of interoceptive inference. Neuropsychoanalysis, 19(1), 3-28. Is the self already relational in its very bodily foundations? The question of whether our mental life is initially and primarily shaped by embodied dimensions of the individual or by interpersonal relations is debated in many fields, including psychology, philosophy,Continue reading “Mentalizing homeostasis: The social origins of interoceptive inference”

Homeostasis in Neuroscience

  Some commentaries from the neurosciences point of view about the relations between citizens and public agencies A. F. Rocha, State University of Campinas, Brazil Research on Artificial and Natural Intelligence Summary The success story continues making Nudge well read and much applied. The key message is that people are irrational on their decision makingContinue reading “Homeostasis in Neuroscience”