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

Cyriel M.A. Pennartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognition, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious ... 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


Sensory Systems: Trade-Offs, Costs, and Sensory Integration

Martin Stevens

in Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601776
eISBN:
9780191774782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Although sensory systems are crucial to survival and reproduction, they are not free but rather incur significant energetic costs. In addition, most sensory systems are used by animals in numerous ... More


Interactions Between Causal and Statistical Learning

David M. Sobel and Natasha Z. Kirkham

in Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195176803
eISBN:
9780199958511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176803.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Infants and young children appear to have powerful statistical learning mechanisms that allow them to acquire predictive information about the environment. Children also appear to possess powerful ... More


Perceiving

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 7 begins to puts REC positive story into action. It opens by questioning the value of appealing to a priori intuitions in trying to understand the character of perceiving. Focusing on ... More


Forms of 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/9780262028974.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents an overview of the research on visual attention, which has been studied extensively in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. The studies discussed are limited to the major ... More


The Role of Context in Affective Behavior Understanding

Louis-Philippe Morency

in Social Emotions in Nature and Artifact

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195387643
eISBN:
9780199369195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387643.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

Face-to-face communication is highly interactive. Even when only one person speaks at the time, other participants exchange information continuously amongst themselves and with the speaker through ... More


Binding is inference

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/9780199682737.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The project in this chapter is to build a reasonably detailed response to the famous binding problem entirely from the perspective of the prediction error minimization scheme. The binding problem ... More


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