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April 08, 2018 - Corespirit

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain

Researchers at George Washington University are reporting that they’ve discovered the human consciousness on-off switch, deep within the brain. When this region of the brain, called the claustrum, is electrically stimulated, consciousness — self-awareness, sentience, whatever you want to call it — appears to turn off completely. When the stimulation is removed, consciousness returns.

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