Cortical Activation in Conscious and Unconscious Experience

  • Benjamin Libet
Part of the Contemporary Neuroscientists book series (CN)


It has become generally accepted that a large, perhaps even a major part of our mental activities can take place without our being consciously aware of them. Though apparently unconscious, they are nevertheless a part of significant mental experience since there is evidence that such activities can participate in later mental and behavioral manifestations—cognitive, affective, or conative.


Cortical Activation Conscious Experience Sensory Receptor Stimulus Train Cerebral Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Libet
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, and Mount Zion Neurological InstituteSan FranciscoUSA

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