Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dennett on Dehaene and consciousness

From Michael Cohen and Daniel Dennett (2011). "Consciousness cannot be separated from function." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 15(8), pp. 358 - 364.

"There are several theorists who have already realized the need for functions in developing theories of consciousness. Dehaene and colleagues have put forth a global neuronal workspace model that claims consciousness is defined by the orientation of top-down attention, long-distance feedback loops that extend into parietofrontal networks, and conscious reportability. [...] There is still much work to be done in regards to how these functions and mechanisms interact. [...] The upshot of function-based theories is that they make claims about consciousness that can be tested and examined scientifically" (362).

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