Gazzaniga 04 - Gazzaniga 4: Mind and Consciousness Locked...

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Gazzaniga 4: Mind and Consciousness Locked in Syndrome: Paralysis of voluntary muscles due to brain stem damage How is Conscious Mind Experienced? - Consciousness: Moment-by-moment subjective experience o Content: Things we’re conscious of o Level: Coma, sleep, wakefulness, etc. - Consistent stream of thoughts - Qualia: Perception of objects - Split Brain: Corpus callosum (connects the hemispheres) is split - Interpreter: Left hemisphere interprets what right hemisphere has done o Example: Left brain = Language. A person with split brain. Subject sees a sign that says “Stand Up.” He does so, and when asked why, he makes up an excuse such as “I wanted to get a drink.” The reason why he does this is because although he processed the sign in his right brain, the hemispheres are not connected so the left brain could not explain in words why he stood up. As a result he had to make up a story. -
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Gazzaniga 04 - Gazzaniga 4: Mind and Consciousness Locked...

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