...Theory of Consciousness Challenged by New Study...

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Controversial Theory of Consciousness Challenged by New Study Involving Mysterious Brain Region

Christopher Plain

Quote:A popular theory of consciousness centered on a mysterious region of the brain is likely wrong, according to a new research study. Proposed in 2005 by a pioneer in genetic research, the theory suggested that consciousness resided in an area of the brain known as the claustrum.

Now, recent findings seem to upend that theory, showing that instead of creating consciousness, the claustrum operates more like an internet router by relaying complex signals between brain regions.

Quote:“Understanding how the brain flexibly forms and coordinates these networks — through the claustrum — is essential to treat cognitive decline, which happens in addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia,” said Mark T. Gladwin, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Or, as Dr. Mathur explained: “Our hypothesis provides us with a much-needed conceptual framework to devise new therapeutic strategies (for these conditions).
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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ah whoops meant for this go in General Consciousness forum...
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


Duly moved there.
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