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Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Wanja Wiese

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The unity of the experienced world and the experienced self have puzzled humanity for centuries. How can we understand this and related types of phenomenal (i.e., experienced) unity? This book ... More


Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

David J. Bennett and Christopher S. Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027786
eISBN:
9780262319270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this volume, cognitive scientists and philosophers examine two closely related aspects of mind and mental functioning: the relationships among the various senses and the links that connect ... More


Putting It All Together

Wanja Wiese

in Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is phenomenal unity, and to what extent is consciousness phenomenally unified? No easy answers to these questions can be provided, because first the questions have to be formulated more ... More


Requirements for Conscious Representations

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter argues that brain systems must meet several 'hard' requirements to qualify as conscious, while other requirements are 'soft' in that they are important for sustaining normal, daily-life ... More


Disorders of Unified Consciousness: Brain Bisection and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Andrew Brook

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Andrew Brook applies his model of unified consciousness of one's own psychological states to cases of brain bisection and dissociative identity disorder (DID). He argues that problems with Bayne's ... More


A Schizophrenic Defense of a Vehicle Theory of Consciousness

Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie first present their “vehicle theory of consciousness” which identifies phenomenal consciousness with the brain’s vehicles of explicit representation. Given the distributed ... More


Unity of Consciousness:: Advertisement for a Leibnizian View

Farid Masrour

in Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027786
eISBN:
9780262319270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

It is common to hold that our conscious experiences at a single moment are often unified. But when consciousness is unified, what are the fundamental facts in virtue of which it is unified? It is ... More


Framing the Problem of Phenomenal Unity (PPU)

Wanja Wiese

in Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter lays the conceptual foundation for the rest of the book. The problem of phenomenal unity (PPU) is defined and a general path to its solution is proposed. Apart from that, the chapter ... More


Introduction

Wanja Wiese

in Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides an overview of this book, starting with a summary of the account of phenomenal unity developed here. The summary also contains pointers to all other chapters. Readers who are ... More


E pluribus unum:: Rethinking the Unity of Consciousness

Robert Van Gulick

in Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027786
eISBN:
9780262319270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Robert Van Gulick offers an alternative view of conscious unity that relies on a realist interpretation of the virtual self.He distinguishes the diversity of ways in which ... More


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