Denise Ingebo-Barth:
THE CONSCIOUS STREAM (Universal Publisher, 2000)

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The American neuroscientist Denise Ingebo-Barth believes that consciousness is a stream of discrete conscious events, just like a film is made by a stream of frames. The nervous system operates based on its own programming and its input. An operation of the nervous system results in a "trajectory" of neural events in the brain. Whenever that trajectory crosses the thalamus, a conscious event is generated. That trajectory could be coming from the senses (and result in a sensation) or the cortex (and result in a thought) and could be going to the cortex (and result in a memory). Trajectories evolve through a series of possible "fluctuations" and superimpositions, and, when they cross the thalamus, result in feelings.

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