How does the non-conscious become conscious?

Curr Biol. 2020 Mar 9;30(5):R196-R199. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.033.


In this My Word, Joseph LeDoux describes how his work as a graduate student got him interested in human consciousness. Although he has not studied this topic since 1970s, he never stopped thinking and writing about it during his four-decade career exploring how non-conscious processes involving the amygdala detect and respond to danger. Here, he tells us what is on his mind about consciousness these days.

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Neuroscience*
  • Consciousness*
  • Humans