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  Decoding the contents of consciousness from prefrontal ensembles

Kapoor, V., Dwarakanath, A., Safavi, S., Werner, J., Besserve, M., Panagiotaropoulos, F., et al. (submitted). Decoding the contents of consciousness from prefrontal ensembles.

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Kapoor, V1, 2, Author           
Dwarakanath, A1, 2, Author           
Safavi, S1, 2, Author           
Werner, J1, 2, Author           
Besserve, M1, 2, Author           
Panagiotaropoulos, F1, 2, Author           
Logothetis, NK1, 2, Author           
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1Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497798              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: Multiple theories attribute to the primate prefrontal cortex a critical role in conscious perception. However, opposing views caution that prefrontal activity could reflect other cognitive variables during paradigms investigating consciousness, such as decision-making, monitoring and motor reports. To resolve this ongoing debate, we recorded from prefrontal ensembles of macaque monkeys during a no-report paradigm of binocular rivalry that instigates internally driven transitions in conscious perception. We could decode the contents of consciousness from prefrontal ensemble activity during binocular rivalry with an accuracy similar to when these stimuli were presented without competition. Oculomotor signals, used to infer conscious content, were not the only source of these representations since visual input could be significantly decoded when eye movements were suppressed. Our results suggest that the collective dynamics of prefrontal cortex populations reflect internally generated changes in the content of consciousness during multistable perception.

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 Dates: 2020-01
 Publication Status: Submitted
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1101/2020.01.28.921841
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