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Jul 8, 2022

How Dopamine Plays a Key Role in Consciousness

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Study reveals how dopamine may have a central role in maintaining our consciousness.

Source: The Conversation.

Consciousness is arguably the most important scientific topic there is. Without consciousness, there would after all be no science. But while we all know what it is like to be conscious – meaning that we have personal awareness and respond to the world around us – it has turned out to be near impossible to explain exactly how it arises from the hardware of the brain. This is dubbed the “hard” problem of consciousness.

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