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Abstract: What makes us conscious? Many theories that attempt to answer this question have appeared recently in the context of widespread interest about consciousness in the cognitive neurosciences. Most of these proposals are formulated in terms of the information processing conducted by the brain. In this overview, we survey and contrast these models. We first delineate several notions of consciousness, addressing what it is that the various models are attempting to explain. Next, we describe a conceptual landscape that addresses how the theories attempt to explain consciousness. We then situate each of several representative models in this landscape and indicate which aspect of consciousness they try to explain. We conclude that the search for the neural correlates of consciousness should be usefully complemented by a search for the computational correlates of consciousness
Baars, Bernard J. & Newman, J. B. (eds.) (2001). Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness. MIT Press.   (Cited by 59 | Google | More links)
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Bartsch, Renate (2002). Consciousness Emerging: The Dynamics of Perception, Imagination, Action, Memory, Thought, and Language. John Benjamins.   (Cited by 2 | Google | More links)
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Blackmore, Susan J. (2003). Consciousness: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.   (Cited by 38 | Google)
Abstract: Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness? Or is consciousness itself just an illusion? The "last great mystery of science," consciousness was excluded from serious research for most of the last century but is now a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. Recently the topic has also captured growing popular interest. This groundbreaking book is the first volume to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies--from those rooted in traditional Western philosophy to those coming out of neuroscience, quantum theory, and Eastern philosophy. Broadly interdisciplinary, Consciousness: An Introduction is divided into nine sections that examine such topics as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience and neuropathology of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, mystical experiences and dreams, and the effects of drugs and meditation. It also discusses the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether or not animals are conscious. Enhanced by numerous illustrations and profiles of important researchers, the book also includes self-assessment questions, further reading suggestions, and practical exercises that help bring the subject to life
Blackmore, Susan J. (2005). Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.   (Cited by 6 | Google | More links)
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Carruthers, Glenn (forthcoming). A problem for Wegner and colleagues' model of the sense of agency. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.   (Google)
Abstract: The sense of agency, that is the sense that one is the agent of one’s bodily actions, is one component of our self-consciousness. Recently, Wegner and colleagues have developed a model of the causal history of this sense. Their model takes it that the sense of agency is elicited for an action when one infers that one or other of one’s mental states caused that action. In their terms, the sense of agency is elicited by the inference to apparent mental state causation. Here, I argue that this model is inconsistent with data from developmental psychology that suggests children can identify the agent behind an action without being capable of understanding the relationship between their intentions and actions. Furthermore, I argue that this model is inconsistent with the preserved sense of agency in autism. In general, the problem is that there are cases where subjects can experience themselves as the agent behind their actions despite lacking the resources to make the inference to apparent mental state causation
Carruthers, Glenn (2009). Commentary on Synofzik, Vosgerau and Newen. Consciousness and Cognition 18:515 - 520.   (Google)
Abstract: Synofzik, Vosgerau, and Newen (2008) offer a powerful explanation of the sense of agency. To argue for their model they attempt to show that one of the standard models (the comparator model) fails to explain the sense of agency and that their model offers a more general account than is aimed at by the standard model. Here I offer comment on both parts of this argument. I offer an alternative reading of some of the data they use to argue against the comparator model. I argue that contrary to Synofzik, Vosgerau and Newen’s reading the case of G.L. supports rather than contradicts the comparator model. Next I suggest how the comparator model can differentiate failures of action attribution in patients suffering parietal lobe lesions and delusions of alien control. I also argue that the apparently unexpected phenomenon of ‘‘hyperassociation” is predicted by the comparator model. Finally I suggest that as it stands Synofzik, Vosgerau and Newen’s model is not well specified enough to explain deficits in the sense of agency associated with delusions of thought insertion. Thus they have not met their second argumentative burden of showing how their model is more general than the comparator model.
Carter, R. (2002). Exploring Consciousness. University of California Press.   (Cited by 11 | Google | More links)
Abstract: The book also discusses how traditional approaches--philosophical, scientific, and experiential--might be brought together to create a more complete...
Cazenave, Michel (ed.) (1984). Science And Consciousness: Two Views Of The Universe. Ny: Pergamon Press.   (Cited by 1 | Google)
Chapman, C. R. & Nakamura, Yutaka (1999). A passion of the soul: An introduction to pain for consciousness researchers. Consciousness and Cognition 8 (4):391-422.   (Cited by 28 | Google | More links)
Abstract: Pain is an important focus for consciousness research because it is an avenue for exploring somatic awareness, emotion, and the genesis of subjectivity. In principle, pain is awareness of tissue trauma, but pain can occur in the absence of identifiable injury, and sometimes substantive tissue injury produces no pain. The purpose of this paper is to help bridge pain research and consciousness studies. It reviews the basic sensory neurophysiology associated with tissue injury, including transduction, transmission, modulation, and central representation. In addition, it highlights the central mechanisms for the emotional aspects of pain, demonstrating the physiological link between tissue trauma and mechanisms of emotional arousal. Finally, we discuss several current issues in the field of pain research that bear on central issues in consciousness studies, such as sickness and sense of self
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Abstract: How does conscious experience emerge from a physical basis? At a first glance, this is the question about the mind that most needs answering. So it is curious that those who study the mind professionally have often avoided the question entirely. In psychology, the cognitive revolution did not make consciousness respectable: most cognitive psychologists have stuck to subjects such as learning, memory, and perception instead. Neuroscientists have been known to speculate on the topic, but usually only late at night, after a few drinks. Even philosophers have been curiously diffident. Some have been exercised by the fact that there is a problem, others have been concerned to deny the problem entirely, but the focus of inquiry has remained elsewhere. As in all these fields, serious theories of consciousness have been hard to come by
Chaudhuri, Haridas (1970). The integral view of consciousness. International Philosophical Quarterly 10 (June):204-219.   (Google)
Cohen, Jonathan D. & Schooler, Jonathan W. (eds.) (1997). Scientific Approaches to Consciousness. Lawrence Erlbaum.   (Cited by 41 | Google | More links)
Abstract: This volume takes the first step toward building the necessary local bridges.
Combs, Allan & Krippner, Stanley (2007). Structures of consciousness and creativity: Opening the doors of perception. In Ruth Richards (ed.), Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature: Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Perspectives. American Psychological Association.   (Google)
Cornwell, J. (ed.) (1998). Consciousness and Human Identity. Oxford University Press.   (Cited by 5 | Google)
Cotterill, Rodney M. J. (2000). Enchanted Looms: Conscious Networks in Brains and Computers. Cambridge University Press.   (Cited by 67 | Google | More links)
Abstract: The title of this book was inspired by a passage in Charles Sherrington's Man on his Nature.
Cotterill, Rodney M. J. (2000). On brain and mind. Brain and Mind 1 (2):237-244.   (Google | More links)
Abstract: An easily-accessible introduction is provided for theauthor''s book Enchanted Looms , which is reviewedelsewhere in this volume by Jesse Prinz and by MarcelKinsbourne, and also for the article Didconsciousness evolve from self-paced probing of theenvironment, and not from reflexes? , which alsoappears in this volume and which summarises theauthor''s more recent thoughts on consciousness
Coward, L. Andrew & Sun, Ron (2001). A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination. Basic Books.   (Google)
Dulany, Donelson (2008). How well are we moving toward a most productive science of consciousness? Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (12):75-98.   (Google)
Abstract: Commentary on the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson 2008
Dulany, Donelson E. (2003). Strategies for putting consciousness in its place. Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (1):33-43.   (Cited by 4 | Google)
Edelman, Gerald M. & Tononi, Giulio (2000). A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination. Basic Books.   (Cited by 701 | Google | More links)
Edelman, Gerald M. (2004). Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness. Yale University Press.   (Cited by 1 | Google)
Epstein, Russell (2004). Consciousness, art, and the brain: Lessons from Marcel Proust. Consciousness and Cognition 13 (2):213-40.   (Cited by 4 | Google | More links)
Faw, Bill (2006). 'Are we studying consciousness yet?': Toward a science of consciousness--tucson conference, April 4-8, 2006. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (4):94-112.   (Google)
Faw, Bill (2006). Are we studying consciousness yet? Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (4):94-112.   (Cited by 2 | Google | More links)
Abstract: Conference Report for Toward a Science of Consciousness Tucson Conference, April 4- 8, 2006
Faw, Bill (2003). Models and mechanisms of consciousness: Report on ASSC-7 in memphis: May 30-June 2, 2003. Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (8):79-89.   (Google)
Faw, Bill (2005). What we know and what we don't about consciousness science. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (7):74-86.   (Google | More links)
Abstract: A Review of ASSC-9 at Cal-Tech, June 24-27, 2005
Ferrari, Michel & Pinard, Adrien (2006). Death and resurrection of a disciplined science of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (12):75-96.   (Google | More links)
Abstract: The Latin conscius does not translate anything like mind or consciousness. Only in the mid-nineteenth century do we find the first attempts to study consciousness as its own discipline. Wundt, James, and Freud disagreed about how to approach the science of consciousness, although agreeing that psychology was a 'science of consciousness' that takes lived biological experience as its object. The behaviorists vetoed this idea. By the 1950s, for cognitive science, mind (conscious and unconscious) was considered analogous to computer software. Recently, the science of consciousness has returned as Consciousness Studies, a new interdisciplinary synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and cultural anthropology. But what is new in this renaissance of the science of consciousness? New first, second and third person approaches all propose to take consciousness itself as a variable. This approach is as controversial as the nineteenth-century science of consciousness--controversy perhaps inherent to any science of consciousness
Ferrari, Melanie; Pinard, Adrien & Runions, K. (2001). Piaget's framework for a scientific study of consciousness. Human Development 44 (4):195-213.   (Google)
Frith, Christopher D. & Rees, Geraint (2007). A brief history of the scientific approach to the study of consciousness. In Max Velmans & Susan Schneider (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Blackwell.   (Google)
Gadenne, Volker (2006). Consciousness: Psychological, neuroscientific, and cultural perspectives. In Kurt Pawlik & Gery d'Ydewalle (eds.), Psychological Concepts: An International Historical Perspective. Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.   (Google)
Gray, Jeffrey A. (2004). Consciousness: Creeping Up on the Hard Problem. Oxford University Press.   (Cited by 24 | Google | More links)
Greenspan, Ralph J. & Baars, Bernard J. (2005). Consciousness eclipsed: Jacques Loeb, Ivan P. Pavlov, and the rise of reductionistic biology after 1900. Consciousness and Cognition 14 (1):219-230.   (Cited by 1 | Google)
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Hameroff, Stuart R.; Kaszniak, Alfred W. & Scott, A. C. (eds.) (1996). Toward a Science of Consciousness: The First Tucson Discussions and Debates. MIT Press.   (Cited by 76 | Google)
Abstract: Toward a Science of Consciousnessmarks the first major gathering -- a landmark event -- devoted entirely to unlocking the mysteries of consciousness.
Hardcastle, Valerie Gray (2001). Consciousness: Chili of the brain. Consciousness and Cognition 10 (3):418-420.   (Google)
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Humphrey, Nicholas (online). Seeing red: A postscript.   (Cited by 1 | Google)
Abstract: One day someone will write a book that explains consciousness. The book will put forward a theory that closes the “explanatory gap” between conscious experience and brain activity, by showing how a brain state could in principle amount to a state of consciousness. But it will do more. It will demonstrate just why this particular brain state has to be this particular experience. As Dan Lloyd puts it in his philosophical novel, Radiant Cool: “What we need is a transparent theory. One that, once you get it, you see that anything built like this will have this particular conscious experience.”1
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Abstract: This article summarizes a variety of current as well as previous research in support of a new theory of consciousness. Evidence has been steadily accumulating that information about a stimulus complex is distributed to many neuronal populations dispersed throughout the brain and is represented by the departure from randomness of the temporal pattern of neural discharges within these large ensembles. Zero phase lag synchronization occurs between discharges of neurons in different brain regions and is enhanced by presentation of stimuli. This evidence further suggests that spatiotemporal patterns of coherence, which have been identified by spatial principal component analysis, may encode a multidimensional representation of a present or past event. How such distributed information is integrated into a holistic percept constitutes the binding problem. How a percept defined by a spatial distribution of nonrandomness can be subjectively experienced constitutes the problem of consciousness. Explanations based on a discrete connectionistic network cannot be reconciled with the relevant facts. Evidence is presented herein of invariant features of brain electrical activity found to change reversibly with loss and return of consciousness in a study of 176 patients anesthetized during surgical procedures. A review of relevant research areas, as well as the anesthesia data, leads to a postulation that consciousness is a property of quantumlike processes, within a brain field resonating within a core of structures, which may be the neural substrate of consciousness. This core includes regions of the prefrontal cortex, the frontal cortex, the pre- and paracentral cortex, thalamus, limbic system, and basal ganglia
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Abstract: Brain Mystique Light and Dark bridges the gap between neuroscience, brain evolution and consciousness by examining scientific models of how the brain becomes conscious. The book argues that the spiritual dimension of life is compatible with scientific naturalism. Not bound by conventional stereotypes, Charles Don Keyes safeguards the unity of brain/mind, synthesized from a wide range of sources, reinterprets the triune brain concept and self-reference models of consciousness
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Abstract: The World In Your Head: A Gestalt View of the Mechanism of Conscious Experience represents a bold assault on one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in science: the nature of consciousness and the human mind. Rather than examining the brain and nervous system to see what they tell us about the mind, this book begins with an examination of conscious experience to see what it can tell us about the brain. Through this analysis, the first and most obvious observation is that consciousness appears as a volumetric spatial void, containing colored objects and surfaces. This reveals that the representation in the brain takes the form of an explicit volumetric spatial model of external reality. Therefore, the world we see around us is not the real world itself, but merely a miniature virtual-reality replica of that world in an internal representation. In fact, the phenomena of dreams and hallucinations clearly demonstrate the capacity of the brain to construct complete virtual worlds even in the absence of sensory input. Perception is somewhat like a guided hallucination, based on sensory stimulation. This insight allows us to examine the world of visual experience not as scientists exploring the external world, but as perceptual scientists examining a rich and complex internal representation. This unique approach to investigating mental function has implications in a wide variety of related fields, including the nature of language and abstract thought, and motor control and behavior. It also has implications to the world of music, art, and dance, showing how the patterns of regularity and periodicity in space and time--apparent in those aesthetic domains--reflect the periodic basis set of the underlying harmonic resonance representation in the brain
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Abstract: Many sophisticated essays and books have been written about the topic of consciousness. My own contributions date back some twenty-five years in an essay entitled 'Problems concerning the structure of consciousness' (Pribram 1976), and five years before that in delineating the difference between brain processes that are coordinate with awareness and those that are coordinate with habitual behavior (Pribram 1971a). I have been intrigued by what has been written since and take this occasion to reassess a few of the major issues that have arisen
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Abstract: Present progress in mind science is racing away in the direction of denying the existence of human freewill and animal and human sentience. This brief paper attempts to summarise a few brief reasons why areas of present work by prominent authors have departed from fact to the realms of folk psychology and summarises some of the ways in which present work can be put right. An experiment is described and carried out in an attempt to breach a little more of the present gap between experimental fact and the outmoded theory which others have tried to apply blindly.
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