The temporoparietal junction and awareness

Citation:

Graziano, M. S. A. (2018). The temporoparietal junction and awareness. Neuroscience of Consciousness , 4 (1).
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Date Published:

2018

ISSN:

2057-2107

Abstract:

Visual attention and awareness can be experimentally separated. In a recent study (Webb , Cortical networks involved in visual awareness independently of visual attention. 2016a;113:13923-8), we suggested that awareness was associated with activity in a set of cortical networks that overlap the temporoparietal junction. In a comment, Morales (Measuring away an attentional confound? 2017;3:doi:10.1093/nc/nix018) suggested that we had imperfectly controlled attention thereby jeopardizing the experimental logic. Though we agree that attention behaves differently in the presence and absence of awareness, we argue it is still possible to roughly equate the level of attention between aware and unaware conditions, and that an imbalance in attention probably does not explain our experimental results.

Publisher's Version

DOI:

10.1093/nc/niy005

Alternate Journal:

Neurosci Conscious
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