New theory of consciousness in humans, animals and artificial intelligence | Medical Xpress

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Professor Armin Zlomuzica of RUB’s Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience research group and Professor Ekrem Dere of RUB’s Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience research group have proposed a novel theory of consciousness. Consciousness, according to the new notion, is a phase that is linked to sophisticated cognitive functions rather than an underlying passive state that takes over when we are up. According to the new idea, conscious cognitive acts are carried out on the basis of an “online platform,” which functions as a kind of central executive that oversees subordinate systems. Their theory will be published in the journal Behavioural Brain Research on February 15, 2022, with the online piece available from November 2021. 



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