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Researchers stimulate areas vital to consciousness in monkeys' brains -- and it wakes them up

06:14 EST 12 Feb 2020 | Science Daily

One of the central questions in neuroscience is clarifying where in the brain consciousness, which is the ability to experience internal and external sensations, arises. Researchers report that a specific area in the brain, the central lateral thalamus, appears to play a key role. In monkeys under anesthesia, stimulating this area was enough to wake the animals and elicit normal waking behaviors.

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