This paper provides a detailed description of the antecedent influences of philosophy on modern neuropsychological conceptions of consciousness. A brief philosophical history of consciousness in the form of several famous arguments is illustrated, which underlie modern understanding of the phenomenon. As a result, modern neuroscientific theories of consciousness are seen as very much a melody of multi-disciplinary historical ideas, which play notable roles in directing neuroscience investigation.
"Current neuropsychological understanding of consciousness as influenced by antecedent arguments in the philosophy of mind,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol1/iss1/3