Dr Zirui Huang | How the Brain’s Functional Geometry Could Encode Dimensions of the Mind

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The concept of consciousness extends beyond mere philosophical pondering. Scientists are currently exploring how conscious experience emerges from electrochemical processes within the brain. Unraveling this mystery holds significant implications for brain health, encompassing phenomena such as comas, surgical anesthesia, and the altered perceptions observed in schizophrenia. Emerging research indicates that consciousness is not localized to a single brain region, but rather arises as a result of network interactions. Understanding the intricate connections between brain regions that contribute to consciousness has remained a challenging endeavor. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Functional geometry of the cortex encodes dimensions of consciousness’, in Nature Communications, doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-35764-7


For further information, you can connect with Zirui Huang at huangzu@med.umich.edu

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