Problem 4 The Methodological Problems with the Measurement Observation and Visualization of Consciousness

If consciousness literally resides in the brain, how should we expect it to reveal itself in the detailed computer-generated images of human brain function constructed from measurements made with PET, fMRI, EEG, and MEG? To put it naively: Why do we not "see" consciousness in functional brain images? Or do we? What is the relation between the neural correlates of consciousness and the actual neural constituents of consciousness?

I believe that a biological research program on consciousness is what we ought to strive at in order to substantiate all the talk about the "science" of consciousness. In the following I will try to clarify the nature of the task we are facing, and sketch initial strategies to solve some of the problems listed above.

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