David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In M. Velmans (ed.), Encyclopedia of Consciousness. Blackwell. 640--656 (2007)
Why is neural activity in a particular area expressed as experience of red rather than green, or as visual experience rather than auditory? Indeed, why does it have any conscious expression at all? These familiar questions indicate the explanatory gap between neural activity and ‘what it’s like’-- qualities of conscious experience. The comparative explanatory gaps, intermodal and intramodal, can be separated from the absolute explanatory gap and associated zombie issues--why does neural activity have any conscious expression at all?. Here I focus on comparative gaps: why is neural activity in a given area expressed as this type of experience rather than that type of experience?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gualtiero Piccinini (2008). Some Neural Networks Compute, Others Don't. Neural Networks 21 (2-3):311-321.
Ken Mogi (1999). Supervenience and Qualia. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):844-845.
Paul Thagard & Terrence C. Stewart (2011). The AHA! Experience: Creativity Through Emergent Binding in Neural Networks. Cognitive Science 35 (1):1-33.
S. A. Helekar (1999). On the Possibility of Universal Neural Coding of Subjective Experience. Consciousness and Cognition 8 (4):423-446.
Nancy J. Woolf (1999). Dendritic Encoding: An Alternative to Temporal Synaptic Coding of Conscious Experience. Consciousness and Cognition 8 (4):447-454.
Gerald M. Edelman & Giulio Srinivasan Tononi (2000). Reentry and the Dynamic Core: Neural Correlates of Conscious Experience. In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Neural Correlates of Consciousness. MIT Press.
Stuart R. Hameroff (1998). More Neural Than Thou (Reply to Churchland). In S. Ameroff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness Ii: The 1996 Tucson Discussions and Debates. Mit Press.
Geraint Rees & Chris Frith (2001). Neural Correlates of Consciousness Are Not Pictorial Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):999-1000.
John G. Taylor (1998). Cortical Activity and the Explanatory Gap. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):109-48.
Susan L. Hurley & No (2003). Neural Plasticity and Consciousness. Biology and Philosophy 18 (1):131-168.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #185,490 of 1,101,120 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #44,369 of 1,101,120 )
How can I increase my downloads?