Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Consciousness and unconsciousness of logical reasoning errors in the human brain

Olivier Houdé a1
a1 Groupe d'Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle, UMR 6095, CNRS, CEA, Université de Caen (Centre Cyceron) and Université Paris 5, Institut Universitaire de France, Sorbonne, 75005 Paris, France


I challenge here the concept of SOC in regard to the question of the consciousness or unconsciousness of logical errors. My commentary offers support for the demonstration of how neuroimaging techniques might be used in the psychology of reasoning to test hypotheses about a potential hierarchy of levels of consciousness (and thus of partial unconsciousness) implemented in different brain networks.