Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness

Scientific research on consciousness is critical to multiple scientific, clinical, and ethical issues. The growth of the field could also be beneficial to several areas including neurology and mental health research. To achieve this goal, we need to set funding priorities carefully and address problems such as job creation and potential media misrepresentation.

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The manuscript was written primarily by M.M., H.L., and S.M.F., after taking into account multiple rounds of comments from all co-authors, who also jointly approved the final version of the manuscript. Except for first author M.M., authorship list is in alphabetical order.

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Correspondence to Matthias Michel or Stephen M. Fleming or Hakwan Lau.

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Michel, M., Beck, D., Block, N. et al. Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness. Nat Hum Behav 3, 104–107 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0531-8

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