oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Consciousness : the flipside of anaesthesia : registrar communication

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... REGISTRAR COMMUNICATION Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - February 2005 33 Consciousness: The flipside of anaesthesia ing, is synonymous with awareness, or mindfulness. Consciousness is not restricted to the human species, and investigation of both primates, other mammals and non-mammalian species have uncovered evidence of behaviours consistent with consciousness.4 Explaining consciousness Descartes' famous separation of existence into material and spiritual planes, with the spiritual one beyond the reach of science, has plagued progress in this field for many years. Only recently has it become acceptable to study consciousness neurobiologically, and attempt its explanation scientifically. Penrose offers four ..

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