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  1. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2003). Cyberchild: A Simulation Test-Bed for Consciousness Studies. Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (4):31-45.
    The first brief description is given of a project aimed at searching for the neural correlates of consciousness through computer simulation. The underlying model is based on the known circuitry of the mammalian nervous system, the neuronal groups of which are approximated as binary composite units. The simulated nervous system includes just two senses - hearing and touch - and it drives a set of muscles that serve vocalisation, feeding and bladder control. These functions were chosen because of their relevance (...)
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  2. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2003). Consciousness, Intelligence and Creativity: A Personal Credo. In Neural Basis of Consciousness. Amsterdam: J Benjamins
  3. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2003). Conscious Unity, Emotion, Dreaming, and the Solution of the Hard Problem. In Axel Cleeremans (ed.), The Unity of Consciousness. Oxford University Press
  4. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2003). Neural Basis of Consciousness. Amsterdam: J Benjamins.
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  5. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2001). Evolution, Cognition and Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (2):3-17.
    It is suggested that the evolutionary advantage of consciousness lies in its mediating the acquisition of novel context-specific reflexes, particularly when the context has temporally varying components. Such acquisition is conjectured to require evaluation of feedback stimuli evoked by the animal's self-paced probing of its environment, or by memories of the outcome of previous such probings, and the evaluation is postulated to be predicated on attention. It is argued that such an approach automatically incorporates sensation into the phenomenon, sensation arising (...)
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  6. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2000). Did Consciousness Evolve From Self-Paced Probing of the Environment, and Not From Reflexes? Brain and Mind 1 (2):283-298.
    It is suggested that the anatomical structures whichmediate consciousness evolved as decisiveembellishments to a (non-conscious) design strategypresent even in the simplest monocellular organisms.Consciousness is thus not the pinnacle of ahierarchy whose base is the primitive reflex, becausereflexes require a nervous system, which the monocelldoes not possess. By postulating that consciousness isintimately connected to self-paced probing of theenvironment, also prominent in prokaryotic behavior,one can make mammalian neuroanatomy amenable todramatically simple rationalization.
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  7. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2000). Enchanted Looms: Conscious Networks in Brains and Computers. Cambridge University Press.
    The title of this book was inspired by a passage in Charles Sherrington's Man on his Nature.
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  8. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2000). Movement, Acquisition of Novel Context-Specific Reflexes and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Reply to Jesse Prinz. [REVIEW] Brain and Mind 1 (2):257-263.
  9. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2000). Muscular Hyperspace and Navigation in the Theatre That Never Closed, the Cognitive Bacterium, Conscious Unity, Self-Tickling, and Computer Simulation: Reply to Marcel Kinsbourne. [REVIEW] Brain and Mind 1 (2):275-282.
  10. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (2000). On Brain and Mind. Brain and Mind 1 (2):237-244.
    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.
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  11. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (1997). Navigation, Consciousness and the Body/Mind "Problem". Psyke and Logos 18:337-341.
     
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  12. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (1997). On the Mechanism of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 4 (3):231-48.
    The master-module theory of consciousness is considered in the light of experimental evidence that has emerged since the model was first published. It is found that these new results tend to strengthen the original hypothesis. It is also argued that the master module is involved in generation of the schemata previously postulated to be associated with consciousness . The recent discovery of attention-related activity in the thalamic intralaminar nuclei is taken to indicate that these structures constitute an important part of (...)
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  13. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (1996). Prediction and Internal Feedback in Conscious Perception. Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (3):245-66.
    Recent conjectures regarding the nature and mechanism of consciousness are extended to include the contribution of the cerebellum. The role of this brain structure appears to be a rather sophisticated form of prediction, as exemplified by certain dynamical capabilities of the visual system, and by the difficulty of self-administered tickling. The pars intermedia of the cerebellum is perceived as a direct feedback device, functioning in parallel to the primary neuronal circuit involved in consciousness; this leads to the suggestion that it (...)
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  14. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (1995). Mindwatching. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (2):340.
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  15. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (1995). On the Unity of Conscious Experience. Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (4):290-311.
    It is suggested that consciousness is primarily associated not with stimuli and perception, as commonly supposed, but with movement and responses. Consciousness of stimuli arises in situations in which possible movements are planned, or in which information must be actively acquired rather than passively registered, and may or may not require overt movements to be performed. By emphasizing response, this formulation provides a simple explanation for the perceived unity of consciousness: though stimuli can be diverse, with independent components, movements must (...)
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  16. Rodney M. J. Cotterill & C. Nielsen (1991). A Model for Cortical 40-Hertz Oscillations Invokes Inter-Area Interactions. Neuroreport 2:289-92.
     
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  17. Rodney M. J. Cotterill (ed.) (1989). Models of Brain Function. Cambridge University Press.