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Consciousness is being conscious of something. We do not need to reify it, and some of the philosophical problems that arise when we do so are not real problems. The processes involved in being conscious of the world are more likely to be distributed than to depend on just one region of the brain. Regarding consciousness as a process, or processes, does not commit us to epiphenomenalism. Processes can have causal efficacy. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Book title

The Claustrum: Structural, Functional, and Clinical Neuroscience

Publication Date



353 - 363