A team of researchers including Katja Valli and Antti Revonsuo have published a study in Anesthesiology entitled “Differentiating Drug-related and State-related Effects of Dexmedetomidine and Propofol on the Electroencephalogram“. In short, the article investigates different states of consciousness in anesthesia using EEG.
Publications over summer
Four new publications to add to the list! Our professor, Antti Revonsuo, has a new monograph coming in 2018 with the scholarly publisher Routledge, Foundations of Consciousness. According to the blurb, the book “provides an essential introduction to the scientific and philosophical approaches to consciousness for students in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy.” An […]
Article on visual awareness
A team of researchers including Antti Revonsuo has published an article in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience with the title “Different Electrophysiological Correlates of Visual Awareness for Detection and Identification.” In short, the article looks at the electrophysiological differences between conscious detection and conscious higher-level identification of visual stimuli.
TMS study on primary visual cortex
A team of researchers including our own Antti Revonsuo have just published a paper in NeuroImage entitled ‘Early processing in primary visual cortex is necessary for conscious and unconscious vision while late processing is necessary only for conscious vision in neurologically healthy humans.’ Briefly, the study found that activity in the primary visual cortex at […]
… including a story on the minimally conscious state (MCS), a polemic against the computer metaphor of the mind, an argument against the view that we have privileged access to our own thoughts, and reasoned skepticism about the dangers of AI.
… a brief post on biased sampling when assessing brain damage in NFL players, and an interesting piece on “aphantasia”, i.e. the inability to generate mental visual images.
Online consciousness seminar
Our very own Joel Parthemore has recently completed an online seminar for the ENSO seminar series – a virtual seminar series which covers “topics on enaction, ecological psychology and related topics.”
The Return of Consciousness videos available online
Videos from the Return of Consciousness international seminar from summer 2015 (at which both Antti Revonsuo and Sakari Kallio held presentations) have now been made available. The website where they are located is in Swedish, but the video content is in English. For ease of access, I will post direct links to each of the […]