Conscious Brain’s EM Field

08/11/2013 07:05

Johnjoe McFadden

Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Surrey

Synchronous Firing and its Influence on the the Conscious Brain’s Electromagnetic Field

Journal of Consciousness Studies, 9, No. 4, 2002, pp. 23-50

McFadden starts by stating that synchronous firing in the brain correlates with awareness and perception indicating that disturbances in the brain’s electromagnetic field also correlate with these. This field is a representation of neuronal information and its dynamics could be seen as a correlate of consciousness. McFadden views this field as the physical substrata of consciousness. Popper and Libet (1-4) have both suggested that consciousness might derive from am overarching field that could integrate the processing of neurons, but they did not think that this could be any known physical field. [Read more] ...