Friday, April 20, 2018

Dennett is partly wrong

Continuing this post, Dennett does indeed accept human consciousness as the most advanced comprehension on earth. I think he’s more talking about some of the illusions we create ‘about’ consciousness like privileged access. And of course all the woo woo metaphysical stuff. I’m all for aligning (what he calls) my manifest image with the scientific image.

Another point he makes in From Bacteria to Bach and Back is that there is no special area of the brain for consciousness, that it just uses all of the other, specialized modular areas in the same ways. The neuroscience research I’ve been providing indeed shows cross-brain networks (like the global neural network) that are used in conscious but not in non-conscious operations. Same for some specific aspects of consciousness that highlight certain other networks not used in that way elsewhere.

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