Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Author's Response

Grounding consciousness: The mesodiencephalon as thalamocortical base

Bjorn Merker a1
a1 Gamla Kyrkvagen 44, SE-14171 Segeltorp, Sweden.

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My response addresses general commentary themes such as my neglect of the forebrain contribution to human consciousness, the bearing of blindsight on consciousness theory, the definition of wakefulness, the significance of emotion and pain perception for consciousness theory, and concerns regarding remnant cortex in children with hydranencephaly. Further specific topics, such as phenomenal and phylogenetic aspects of mesodiencephalic-thalamocortical relations, are also discussed.

(Published Online May 1 2007)