I'd be happy to point out, or quote parts of them, but it would not be good to do too much, I'd think. These are papers (from among the many) in journals such Cognition and Consciousness
, Brain and Cognition
, The Journal of Neuroscience
, Trends in Neuroscience
, Brain and Behaviour
, and Scientific American
. While I recieve some on-line, only being a member would get one past the abstracts. I think Science, Scientific American
may be in most good city libraries; perhaps.
One fairly recent good book I'd recommend, is The Neurology of Consciousness--Cognitive Neruoscience and Neuropathology
by Steven Laureys and Giulio Tononi; Academic Press, ELSEVIER, 2009. (although having some degree of pre-study before going directly into it would be advisable; it's not for straight reading, per se.)
I will, though--and am sure others will too--post here so as to help elucidate the subject of emergence, and how conscious, and ,by extension, consciousness play into that model.
Oops. Apologies; I didn't see the first post first. Yes, the parts are real. If a person has problems with neuronal columns in the prefrontal cortex, or problems with density, they are going to have consciousness problems, just as much as a person whose substantia nigra and ralphe nucleus are greately derpived of dopamine, are going to have problems with motor execution.