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Necessary conditions for information to rise from unconscious to conscious

Updated: May 29, 2022

Studying the "Study of Consciousness" (Stanislas Duanne) can further deepen your understanding of coaching theory.

I am studying to add a unique flavour to "unconscious rewriting".

This series of blog posts are my study notes. This time, the theme that follows the unconscious and conscious

I will write a "sign of consciousness".


The cortical area is mainly strongly associated with the following issues.

  • The lateral central nucleus of the thalamus and inner core of the medullary plate (involved in attention, arousal, and synchronization)

  • Basal ganglia (involved in decision making and behaviour)

  • Kaiba (involved in memory and recall of daily events), etc.

Of these, the pathway connecting the cortex and thalamus is essential.

The thalamus is a collection of nerve nuclei that form a tight loop with the cortical area. The cortical areas share information via parallel pathways through the thalamus. Input from the thalamus stimulates the cortex and sustains its "enhanced" state activity.

The primary cause is decreased activity due to the thalamus and its interconnection. When in a coma or vegetative state.

The workspace relies on a tight network of interconnected brain regions.

Many messages are sent in synchronization with the tissue in the area far away from each other. And in the upper part of the tissue called the cortex,

Long-distance nerves connect these areas, so whenever information is conscious, the areas associated with that information.

Neurons collect information from other neurons through dendrites, a dense dendrite that receives input signals.

(The term "dendrite" comes from the Greek word for "tree").

The dendrites are densely covered with countless spines. It has long been known that dendrites are much larger, and the number of spines is very high in the prefrontal cortex compared to the posterior region of the brain.

Long-distance communication in the brain is incredibly well developed in the human brain. For example, compared to other primates, neurons in the human prefrontal cortex have more branches and spines.

The gene FoxP2 regulates the language network, and language dysfunction causes severe impairment of pronunciation and speech.

In the experiment, we created mutant mice with two FoxP2 mutants that are unique to humans. The mice then formed neurons with significantly larger dendrites similar to humans.

This mouse was unable to speak but developed excellent learning abilities.

Neurons in the human prefrontal cortex have more than 15,000 spines. This number means that this allows us to interact with each neuron located in remote areas of the cortex and thalamus.

You will need to put it in the global workspace to gather information from every part of your brain and raise that information into conscious consideration.

Therefore, it becomes necessary to broadcast the information to thousands of places.

Neurons in the human prefrontal cortex connect to tissues through more than 15,000 spines, enabling this complex transmission.

Visual information is suddenly sent to every corner of the brain through long-distance axons. For example, a single-step synapse from the lower right temporal lobe projects significant connections directly into the distant associative cortex, including within the other cerebral hemisphere.

This connection is concentrated in the inferior frontal cortex (Broca's area) and the temporal associative cortex (Wernicke's area), which make up the central nodes of the language network. The words are tied to the visual information you enter at this stage.

Because these areas participate in the workspace's vast area network, information is propagated throughout the higher execution system. It circulates in a set of neurons that exchange information.

Stanislas Duanne's view is that "access to the above network is all that is necessary for the input information to be conscious."

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