Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Supracortical consciousness: Insights from temporal dynamics, processing-content, and olfaction

Ezequiel Morsella a1 and John A. Bargh a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520.

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To further illuminate the nature of conscious states, it may be progressive to integrate Merker's important contribution with what is known regarding (a) the temporal relation between conscious states and activation of the mesodiencephalic system; (b) the nature of the information (e.g., perceptual vs. premotor) involved in conscious integration; and (c) the neural correlates of olfactory consciousness.

(Published Online May 1 2007)