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The neurophysiology of sedation

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We recognise consciousness in ourselves and in those around us. Consciousness is the essence of our existence, who and what we are, but we are willing and able to let go of it daily during sleep, which we welcome and associate with rest, recovery and well being, knowing that consciousness will return reliably, when we are ready. Yet we cannot define this thing or process which makes us "us". We do not understand how it is constructed from the activity in our brains, how it is deconstructed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, PaIN Group
Oxford college:
Green College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:5097d3ca-5f5b-4b37-b7bd-abeb10ec196d
Local pid:
ora:11736
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English
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