Consciousness

Through various studies, different researchers have come up with theories regarding consciousness. A night??™s rest can be the perfect example of losing consciousness, and when we awaken, we obtain consciousness again. Consciousness is a mysterious study, and psychologists have built models to help understand how consciousness emerges from our brains. Originally, this study is based on belief that the gathering together of neurons across the brain will enable consciousness. It was believed in the recent decades that when this occurs, it allows the brain to bring together different awareness??™s into a single conscious experience. Dr. Giulio Tononi was a doctor who studied consciousness by becoming a psychiatrist. He developed a very different theory about consciousness. He believes that if synchronization were the key to consciousness, you would expect the seizures to make people hyperconscious (more conscious than normally) instead of unconscious, due to their brain waves becoming more synchronized. If his theory is correct, then he wishes to build a ???conscious meter???, which should measure consciousness as easy as measuring blood pressure. Dr Giulio stated that when you are dealing with consciousness, if you don??™t have a theory, you will have no chance of being able to state anything meaningful.Many people wonder what is so important about consciousness. But this question is easily answered. Being conscious to the various things going on around us and being conscious in general is essential for us to successfully function in the world. It is valuable for our mental states to occur consciously rather than unconsciously. This enhances our processes of rational thinking and complex reasoning for what we do. Every day living patterns may suggest that you can have complete conscious control of your behavior. Evidence of unconscious causation has proved that conscious thought has very little to no impact of your behavior. The evidence for conscious causation is most of the time not direct, and depends on the unconscious processes. It was noted that when an individual is conscious, their behavior seems to be based upon their cultural and social upbringing.In scientific psychology, research of consciousness had not been allowed, and had been conducted under the attention category in the last decade. But today, research regarding consciousness is based on the consciousness states caused by insufficiencies that interrupt the functioning of the human senses and cognitive processes, such as surgery, injury, or stroke.Works Citedvan Gaal,? S.,? Lamme,? V.,? Fahrenfort,? J.,? &? Ridderinkhof,? K..? (2011). Dissociable Brain Mechanisms Underlying the Conscious and Unconscious Control of Behavior.? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,? 23(1),? 91.?  Retrieved October 10, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID:? 2157948111).
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