Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Consciousness as an Emergent Property of Thalamocortical Activity

Hippocampus Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Image

(Science 5 October 2012:  vol. 338  no. 6103  30-31)



Long known to play a crucial role in forming new memories, the hippocampus also appears to be involved in recalling the past and imagining the future.