Codons of Consciousness: Neurological Characteristics of Ordinary and Pathological States of Consciousness

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Kennedy, Gerard (2011) Codons of Consciousness: Neurological Characteristics of Ordinary and Pathological States of Consciousness. In: States of Consciousness: Experimental Insights into Meditation, Waking, Sleep and Dreams. Cvetkovic, Dean and Cosic, Irena, eds. Frontiers Collection . Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 57-92.

Abstract

It may eventually be possible to identify completely the temporal sequences of electrical microstates that underlie consciousness. From these “codons of consciousness” a DNA-like mathematical model of normal sequencing of the “atoms of thought” could be constructed and matched to subjective experience and behaviour. This would allow the prediction of thought and behaviour from the building blocks of consciousness. Having an intimate knowledge of the sequencing of units of consciousness may allow abnormal patterns of behaviour to be identified even in early childhood and appropriate corrective treatments to be developed. The development of this research may result in treatments for the main pathological problems that trouble all human kind.

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8776
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18047-7_3
Official URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642...
ISBN 9783642180460 (print) 9783642180477 (online)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID24248, consciousness, pathological, electrical microstates, treatments
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