Consciousness has many elements, from sensory experiences such as vision, audition and bodily sensation, to non-sensory aspects such as volition, emotion, memory and thought. The apparent unity of these elements is striking; all are presented to us as experiences of a single subject, and all seem to be contained within a unified field of experience. But this apparent unity raises many questions. How do diverse systems in the brain co-operate to prodcue a unified experience? Are there conditions under which this unity breaks down? Is conscious experience really unified at all?
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