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Q: Does our consciousness die when we go to sleep or fall into a coma? A: No, neuroscientifically speaking, the consciousness does not die when we are sleeping or are in a coma; it is just in a sleep mode or in a severely depressed mode. This is because the group of neural circuits that function to create consciousness (ref 1, 2, 3) does not die when we are ...


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I'm not aware of a term specifically for this phenomenon. Having a conversation in one's head has been termed dialogic inner speech by several researchers. You didn't mention if the people you are arguing with reply back - if they don't, then it's just regular (monologic) inner speech. One common function of inner speech is sometimes referred to as speech ...


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Q: When does a human baby develop a consciousness? … Consciousness - the ability to sense the world around you in an independent way. You can think for yourself, and make choices that defy your natural instincts. It is what some say separates us from wild animals... A: Consciousness is the term that has various meanings. In the above meaning, it requires ...


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Note: While "The Basic Theory of the Mind" may potentially be well researched and possibly accurate, it is (as far as I know) a self-published discourse by a non-researcher, that is not peer-reviewed. As such, I will not address it specifically. Monism, the view that the brain and mind are one entity, is often associated with a family of philosophy of mind ...


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While acknowledging the fact that Google delivers personalized results, I am fairly sure a Google search for "heautoscopy" will deliver you bucket loads of papers to read - I have copied a random handful for your convenience below under 'further reading'. However, a popular source seems to contradict your definition, as it states heautoscopy as ...


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One approach to this is to search for "habituation", "learned task", "concomitant task", "dual task" and "multiple task" studies, which may include cognitive and physical aspects (memory, reaction time and such). "Background tasks" are usually related to computers.


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The majority of people who recovered from coma did not report any experiences that occurred while they were in coma (clinically unresponsive, with absent or minimal brainstem reflexes, and with severely abnormal EEG). However, some people who had cardiac arrest or came very close to clinical death but were successfully revived reported later that they had ...


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This would be a combination of couple of things, dependant upon what type of "activity" you are referring to. It can be broken up into two aspects, the physical and the cognitive aspect. The cognitive aspect is your mind becoming "unconsciously competent" of completion of the activity. There are 4 measureable stages of competence involved in the process of ...


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Unfortunately, I was not able to find empirical literature on this question, as it does not appear to have been studied much - for example: References to dreams in the multiple personality literature are rare and tend to be brief. So we are limited to clinical reports. In 1994, Deirdre Barrett collected 3rd-hand accounts of dreams from 23 DID (MPD) ...


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As discussed previously in this thread, information (specifically, information that exists in the neural circuits), is probably the physical quantity that correlates perfectly with consciousness and, I would like to add, qualia. This is because information can have the same complexity, dynamicity, and content as consciousness and qualia do. Now, what is the ...


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Simply put, pleasant/unpleasant sensations are associated with the activation of certain brain regions: Many affective stimuli are hedonically complex mixtures containing both pleasant and unpleasant components. To investigate whether the brain represents the overall affective value of such complex stimuli, or the affective value of the different ...


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Preconciousness is associated with intense activation, yet confined to sensori-motor processors ; Occipito-temporal loops and local synchrony ; Priming at multiple levels ; No reportability while attention is occupied elsewhere ; quora could also provide some answers : https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-core-of-human-consciousness/answer/Daisi-Lui ; ...


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