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Broadcast and the network

Murray Shanahan

in Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199226559
eISBN:
9780191696220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226559.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The Global Workspace Theory of Bernard Baars proposes that an individual's cognitive architecture hosts both the conscious and the unconscious but the conscious thoughts are generally given more ... More


The inner life

Murray Shanahan

in Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199226559
eISBN:
9780191696220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226559.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the implications of the empirical bases that were presented in Chapters 3 to 5 by making use of simulations which would allow readers and researchers to further delve into an ... More


The global neuronal workspace

Jeffrey Gray

in Consciousness: Creeping up on the hard problem

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198520917
eISBN:
9780191584916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520917.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that the global workspace aspires to be a good isomorph of what conscious experience feels like. But one of the things that conscious experience feels like is a display that one ... More


Altogether Now—Not! Integration Theories of Consciousness and Pathologies of Disunity

Robert Van Gulick

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/9780262029346.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Robert Van Gulick explains how integration and unity play an important role in a number of current theories and models of consciousness. Normal consciousness is unified in a variety of ways but many ... More


Conscious and Nonconscious Processes: Distinct Forms of Evidence Accumulation?

Stanislas Dehaene

in Better Than Conscious?: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262195805
eISBN:
9780262272353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Among the many brain events evoked by a visual stimulus, which ones are associated specifically with conscious perception, and which merely reflect nonconscious processing? Understanding the neuronal ... More


Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Neil Levy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704638
eISBN:
9780191774249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Cognitive neuroscience and psychology provide a great deal of evidence that our actions are often shaped by information of which we are not conscious; some psychologists have concluded that we are ... More


Prediction Error Minimization, Mental and Developmental Disorder, and Statistical Theories of Consciousness

Jakob Hohwy

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/9780262029346.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Jakob Hohwy seeks to recover an approach to consciousness from a general theory of brain function, namely the prediction error minimization theory. The way this theory applies to mental and ... More


From Cartesian theatre to global workspace

Jeffrey Gray

in Consciousness: Creeping up on the hard problem

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198520917
eISBN:
9780191584916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520917.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chief preoccupations of the neuroscientists have been, at bottom, correlational. A general pattern has been the following. A neuroscientist first proposes that certain functions are critical for ... More


Networks and the Problem of Panpsychism

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/9780262029315.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

A crucial deficiency of network models is their inability to modally identify or recognize the inputs they receive. To begin solving this problem, we ask to what extent current models resemble ... More


Neurodynamics

Murray Shanahan

in Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199226559
eISBN:
9780191696220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226559.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the dynamics of a global workspace architecture thereby significantly complementing the previous chapter's discourse on internal cognitive processes. As mentioned in the ... 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 Global Workspace

Neil Levy

in Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704638
eISBN:
9780191774249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704638.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter sets out to defend a version of the global workspace account of consciousness associated with Bernard Baars, according to which consciousness plays the role of integrating information. ... More


Perceptual unity in action

Jakob Hohwy

in The Predictive Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682737
eISBN:
9780191766350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682737.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the link between prediction error minimization and conscious perception that the previous chapter put on the table. It then goes on to discuss a special property of conscious ... More


Consciousness

Tim Shallice and Richard P. Cooper

in The Organisation of Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579242
eISBN:
9780191804489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579242.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter on consciousness discusses the following: non-conscious processes; unconscious specific effects of insufficiently specific experiences; completely unconscious specific effects; neural ... More


Consciousness and Predictive Processing

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/9780262036993.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Predictive processing (PP) is not a theory of consciousness. Hence, it is not obvious that PP should have any relevance to research on consciousness. A first promising possibility opens up if we ... More


Artistic Creativity: A Neuronal Hypothesis

Jean-Pierre Changeux

in Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190462321
eISBN:
9780190462345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462321.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Creativity is viewed as the ultimate outcome of multiple evolutions nested within the human brain at the level of its genes, its cells, its neuronal networks, its cognitive architecture, and through ... More


Are We Ever Conscious of Concepts?

David Kemmerer

in Concepts in the Brain: The View From Cross-linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190682620
eISBN:
9780190682651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682620.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This final chapter addresses the following question: Do the highest levels of mental representation—in particular, concepts and the thoughts they enter into—ever achieve consciousness when activated? ... More


Reasoning, Working Memory, and Attitudes

Peter Carruthers

in The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us About the Nature of Human Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198738824
eISBN:
9780191802041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738824.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the nature of the dual systems of reasoning advocated by many psychologists. One goal is to continue the work begun in Chapter 6, developing the sensory-based account of ... More


Consciousness–Attention Dissociation and the Evolution of Conscious Attention

Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haroutioun Haladjian

in Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028974
eISBN:
9780262327497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028974.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the scientific findings about attention and the basic considerations about the evolution of different forms of attention demonstrate that consciousness and attention must be ... More


Synesthesia and Consciousness: Exploring the Connections

Myrto Mylopoulos and Tony Ro

in Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199688289
eISBN:
9780191767609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688289.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While interest in synesthesia among cognitive scientists has been steadily increasing in recent years, one question remains relatively unexplored: what is the relationship between synesthesia and ... More


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