Calling for a developmental perspective on action-based consciousness

Hana D'Souza, Andrew J Bremner

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Human newborns can resolve some response conflicts in order to adapt their behaviour, suggesting that the newborn has consciousness according to Morsella et al.'s framework. However, we pose a range of developmental questions regarding Morsella et al.'s account, especially concerning the role of consciousness in the development of action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e174
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


  • Child Development
  • Consciousness
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn


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