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The Single-Neuron Theory

Closing in on the Neural Correlate of Consciousness


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 1-18
  3. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 19-48
  4. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 49-81
  5. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 83-108
  6. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 109-122
  7. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 123-149
  8. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 151-167
  9. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 169-196
  10. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 197-215
  11. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 217-230
  12. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 231-249
  13. Stephen Sevush
    Pages 251-260
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 261-299

About this book


This book presents an engaging account of a provocative new theory which explores how our brain generates conscious experience and where this occurs. It suggests that conscious experience happens not at the whole brain level but at the level of individual nerve cells. The notion that the brain as a whole is sentient is an illusion created by the exquisite organization of the individually conscious neurons. Despite appearances to the contrary, conscious behavior that seems to be the product of a single macroscopic mind is actually the integrated output of a chorus of microscopic minds, each associated with an individual neuron. The result is a theory that revolutionizes our conception of who and what we are.


Neuroscience Cognitive Psychology Consciousness Neurology Philosophy of Psychology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

About the authors

Steven Sevush is Emeritus Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Miami, USA. He has been a teacher, researcher, and clinician in behavioural neurology and neuropsychiatry for over thirty years. His written works include The Single-Neuron Theory of Consciousness published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology.

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“I enjoyed reading this volume. … I would certainly recommend this volume to my postgraduate students and to academic colleagues for the sheer provocative nature of the arguments being made alone. It was a refreshing read.” (Jason J. Braithwaite, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (25), June, 2017)