Scientists edge closer to origin of consciousness

Jun 22, 2018, 8:37 AM EDT
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(Source: Hartwig HKD/flickr)

The elusive science of consciousness and its origin continue to intrigue researchers across the world. A new study, published in the journal “Nature Communications,” seems to be widening our understanding of consciousness at the level of electrical activity of neurons.

The researchers at Tel Aviv University, who monitored the brain activity in patients with epilepsy, found a pathway that’s instrumental in translating stimulus into an image our mind can interpret, notes Science Alert.

To be able to capture the activity of individual cells just before the transition of one conscious experience into another is a rare glimpse and could have edged us closer to understanding the emergence of awareness, writes Science News.

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