The neurophilosophy of epileptic experiences

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Monaco F, Mula M, Cavanna AE. The neurophilosophy of epileptic experiences.


Specific alterations of consciousness have a central role in the phenomenological description of epileptic seizures and in the patient's subjective reports.


This article discusses the use of philosophical methodology within a neurological framework to understand consciousness.


How the alterations in consciousness are experienced by patients with epilepsy depends largely on the localization of the underlying neurophysiological dysfuntion.


Rigorous conceptual analysis of ictal experience reports can help to illuminate the study of consciousness.

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