David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):109-48 (1998)
An exploration is given of neural network features now being uncovered in cortical processing which begins to go a little way to help bridge the ''Explanatory Gap'' between phenomenal consciousness and correlated brain activity. A survey of properties suggested as being possessed by phenomenal consciousness leads to a set of criteria to be required of the correlated neural activity. Various neural styles of processing are reviewed and those fitting the criteria are selected for further analysis. One particular processing style, in which semiautonomous and long-lasting cortical activity ''bubbles'' are created by input, is selected as being the most appropriate. Further experimental criteria are used to help narrow the possible neural styles involved. This leads to a class of neural models underpinning phenomenal consciousness and to a related set of testable predictions
|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
Joseph Levine (1983). Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 64 (October):354-61.
Melvyn A. Goodale & A. David Milner (1992). Separate Visual Pathways for Perception and Action. Trends in Neurosciences 15:20-25.
Bruce Mangan (1993). Taking Phenomenology Seriously: The "Fringe" and its Implication for Cognitive Research. Consciousness and Cognition 2 (2):89-108.
Anthony J. Marcel (1983). Conscious and Unconscious Perception: An Approach to the Relations Between Phenomenal Experience and Perceptual Processes. Cognitive Psychology 15:238-300.
John R. Searle (1993). The Problem of Consciousness. Social Research 60 (1):3-16.
Citations of this work BETA
Stephen L. Thaler (2014). Synaptic Perturbation and Consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 6 (2):75-108.
John G. Taylor (2001). The Central Role of the Parietal Lobes in Consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition 10 (3):379-417.
J. P. Kline, G. E. Schwartz, Z. V. Dikman & I. R. Bell (2000). Electroencephalographic Registration of Low Concentrations of Isoamyl Acetate. Consciousness and Cognition 9 (1):50-65.
Similar books and articles
S. A. Helekar (1999). On the Possibility of Universal Neural Coding of Subjective Experience. Consciousness and Cognition 8 (4):423-446.
Susan L. Hurley & Alva Noë (2003). Neural Plasticity and Consciousness. Biology and Philosophy 18 (1):131-168.
Thomas C. Dalton (1998). The Developmental Gap in Phenomenal Experience: A Comment on J. G. Taylor's “Cortical Activity and the Explanatory Gap”. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):159-164.
Thomas C. Dalton (1998). The Developmental Gap in Phenomenal Experience: A Comment on J. G. Taylor's "Cortical Activity and the Explanatory Gap''. J:Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):159-164. [REVIEW] Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):159-164.
Susan L. Hurley (2007). Neural Dominance, Neural Deference, and Sensorimotor Dynamics. In M. Velmans (ed.), Encyclopedia of Consciousness. Blackwell 640--656.
Gilberto Gomes (2005). Is Consciousness Epiphenomenal? Comment on Susan Pockett. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (12):77-79.
Antonino Raffone & Martina Pantani (2010). A Global Workspace Model for Phenomenal and Access Consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition 19 (2):580-596.
John Taylor (2012). The Problem of Iapos:: A New Approach. Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (11-12):11-12.
Alexander Heinzel, Sascha Moerth & Georg Northoff (2010). The Central Role of Anterior Cortical Midline Structures in Emotional Feeling and Consciousness. Psyche 16 (2):23-47.
S. Fairhall, I. KIrk & J. Hamm (2007). Volition and the Idle Cortex: Beta Oscillatory Activity Preceding Planned and Spontaneous Movement. Consciousness and Cognition 16 (2):221-228.
D. Nikolic (1998). Commentary on ''Cortical Activity and the Explanatory Gap'' by John G. Taylor. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):196-201.
Peter De Weerd (1998). Linking Spread of Neural Activity and Filling-In: A Few More Arguments in Favor. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):754-755.
Geraint Rees & Chris Frith (2001). Neural Correlates of Consciousness Are Not Pictorial Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):999-1000.
Roman Borisyuk, Galina Borisyuk & Yakov Kazanovich (1998). Synchronization of Neural Activity and Information Processing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):833-833.
D. J. Smith (1998). Commentary on ''Cortical Activity and the Explanatory Gap'' by J. G. Taylor. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):214-215.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads38 ( #107,807 of 1,907,063 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #109,520 of 1,907,063 )
How can I increase my downloads?