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William Hirstein

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231904

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.001.0001

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Executive processes

Executive processes

(p.87) Chapter 6 Executive processes

William Hirstein

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents what is known about the anatomy and function of the executive processes to provide a better understanding of them. The discussion covers the sensory and mnemonic representations that remain in posterior cortex, the ensemble of executive processes, the anatomy and physiology of the prefrontal cortex, whether active prefrontal connections necessary for posterior conscious states, access consciousness versus phenomenal consciousness, and bare consciousness.

Keywords:   executive process, posterior cortex, prefrontal cortex, conscious states, access consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, bare consciousness

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