Jul 1, 2023

Scientists Unveil New Results in Hunt to Pinpoint the Seat of Consciousness

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It found that consciousness may emerge from a grid-like interconnection of neurons at the back of the head.

Launched in 2019, the $20 million project, COGITATE, sought to explore an age-old question: how does consciousness arise? The “outlandish” project threw the field into a tizzy for its audacity. But it set up a fair fight: the teams collaborated on specific experiment designs, published them online, and pre-registered predicted results based on each of their championed theories.

Human brain scan data was then collected from six theory-neutral labs around the world, with the results judged by three experts with no money in the game to see how well the measured results matched predicted ones.

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