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Conscious‐Awareness: Life's Illusory Legacy

Michael N. Marsh

in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571505
eISBN:
9780191722059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

The preceding chapter encapsulates the argument that extra-corporeal experiences (ECE) are probably best accounted for in terms of functional perturbations of brains in their recovery from severe ... More


Falling Asleep, Perchance to Dream—Thence to Reawaken

Michael N. Marsh

in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571505
eISBN:
9780191722059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter continues the neurological theme relating to the realms of conscious-awareness and its disturbances, and their relevance to extra-corporeal experience (ECE) phenomenology. It makes a ... More


Attention and Memory: An Integrated Framework

Nelson Cowan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195119107
eISBN:
9780199870097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119107.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For decades, the fundamental processes underlying memory and attention have been understood within an “information processing” framework in which information passes from one processing stage to ... More


Nonconscious Control and Implicit Working Memory

Ran R. Hassin

in The New Unconscious

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307696
eISBN:
9780199847488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307696.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The empirical examination of the capacities and capabilities of the cognitive unconscious creates an ongoing debate, partly because each new piece of evidence may carry far-reaching implications for ... More


When Are We Conscious? Attention and Availability

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Conscious Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195314595
eISBN:
9780199979059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314595.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is evidence that mere activity within perceptual systems is not sufficient for consciousness. This chapter begins by reviewing evidence for subliminal perception. This raises the question, when ... More


The Interest View

Bonnie Steinbock

in Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195341621
eISBN:
9780199897131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341621.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides the theoretical framework for determining whether a being has moral standing and is therefore entitled to be considered when we are making moral judgments and decisions. ... More


Emotion, Memory, and Conscious Awareness In Schizophrenia

Jean-Marie Danion, Caroline Huron, Lydia Rizzo, and Pierre Vidailhet

in Memory and Emotion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195158564
eISBN:
9780199848126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158564.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews evidence that both memory disturbances and emotional disturbances characterize schizophrenia and examines how memory and emotion ... More


What zombies can't do: A social cognitive neuroscience approach to the irreducibility of reflective consciousness

Matthew D. Lieberman

in In two minds: Dual processes and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230167
eISBN:
9780191696442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230167.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Could an individual act and speak just like other individuals without having any internal conscious experience? Belief in the possibility of so-called philosophical zombies serves as a litmus test ... More


The question of ‘How?’

Lawrence Weiskrantz

in Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524588
eISBN:
9780191689222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter grapples with the question of how the brain deals with the problem in its normal intact state. In particular, it attempts to address the question on how the brain generates conscious ... More


Consciousness

Alan Baddeley

in Working Memory, Thought, and Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528012
eISBN:
9780191689505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528012.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter is concerned with empirically-based explanations of the phenomenon of conscious awareness. It stresses the potential link between working memory and theories of consciousness based on ... More


The evolutionary ‘Why?’

Lawrence Weiskrantz

in Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524588
eISBN:
9780191689222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The question of why awareness is important in an evolutionary sense is addressed in this chapter through a consideration of some aspects of the evolutionary issues of possession and loss of conscious ... More


Narrative and the Emergence of a Consciousness of Self

Katherine Nelson

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Conscious awareness has not been properly addressed, since an individual's phenomenology and a child's perspective—two seemingly relevant aspects of conscious awareness—have not before been ... More


Compensatory Automaticity: Unconscious Volition Is Not an Oxymoron

Jack Glaser and John F. Kihlstrom

in The New Unconscious

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307696
eISBN:
9780199847488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307696.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The concept of automaticity, long central in cognitive psychology, has come to occupy an important place in social psychology as well. It appears that unconscious vigilance for bias can lead to ... More


Face recognition with and without awareness

Andrew W. Young

in The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508571
eISBN:
9780191687358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508571.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

One of the most intriguing revelations from research into the ways we perceive the world and access stored information about it is the finding, repeated across a number of areas, that, in addition to ... More


Introduction

Gary Fireman, Ted McVay, and Owen Flanagan

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The narratives that we tell ourselves and others aid in developing our conscious awareness, since such provide a central means for us to know ourselves and others. Conscious experience is both ... More


Balance of evidence

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Through Our Eyes Only?: The Search for Animal Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503200
eISBN:
9780191686474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503200.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter interrogates whether the existence of conscious awareness is really as untestable as it is usually made out to be. In other words, it tries to question whether the distinction between ... More


The multilevel control of action

Alan Baddeley

in Working Memory, Thought, and Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528012
eISBN:
9780191689505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528012.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The role of conscious awareness, and by implication, working memory in the control of action forms the focus of this chapter. Action disorders have formed a rich and intriguing area of ... More


Some contributions of neuropsychology of vision and memory to the problem of consciousness

Lawrence Weiskrantz

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains how recourse to consciousness as an explanatory characterization is called for by empirical data, specifically in pathologies of vision and memory. It gives a main distinction ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Weiskrantz

in Consciousness Lost and Found: A Neuropsychological Exploration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524588
eISBN:
9780191689222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524588.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides the general framework of the discussions that will be made in this book. It begins with an introduction of the main topic which is the study of brain-damaged subjects who retain ... More


Unconscious <i>Mens Rea</i>: Lapses, Negligence, and Criminal Responsibility

Katrina L. Sifferd

in Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198743095
eISBN:
9780191802980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743095.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers arguments by Neil Levy for the proposition that direct conscious awareness is a prerequisite for responsibility. It argues that cases of negligent criminal harm indicate that ... More


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