New insights into consciousness and brain function

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In a Review just published at Trends in Neurosciences, Cambridge neuroscientists, Andrea Luppi, Emmanuel Stamatakis and David Menon outline how we can learn about consciousness and brain function by looking at the brain through different “lenses”: in time, at different spatial scales, and in terms of what ultimately does: processing information. These different lenses have revealed similarities between different ways of losing consciousness (for example sleep, general anaesthesia, and coma), but also similarities between the signatures of consciousness in humans and other mammalian species. Combining multiple lenses across different species provides a path to boosting progress in integrative and translational neuroscience.

The Open Access article is available online here.

Posted on 11/06/2024