Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dehaene on the evolved function of consciousness

At 12:25 in this video he said: "Consciousness is not an illusion. [...] It's an evolved function, it's a useful function [...] of sharing information [...] to make the best decision."

At 13:45. "It cannot be done by very specialized circuitry. You have to have this more flexible architecture that allows you to consider various possibilities [... to make] a conscious decision."

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