Sensory Consciousness is Experienced through Amplification of Sensory Stimuli via Lateral Inhibition
Ravinder Jerath, Shannon M. Cearley, Ruchir Paladiya, & Vernon A. Barnes.
Objective: At present, researchers are unclear about which activity within the brain is responsible for the emergence of consciousness—the subconscious or unconscious. Current literature suggests that consciousness is isolated in the brain; however, we suggest consciousness emerges from both—subconscious and unconscious activity, in addition to sensory consciousness. Conclusion: We explain how sensory consciousness is only one component of unified consciousness. We propose that lateral inhibition also plays a vital role in consciousness theory, and understanding this can help illustrate the dynamic interactions between the central and peripheral nervous systems within the body.