Rich conscious perception outside focal attention

Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (9):445-447 (2014)

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Ned Block
New York University
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Can we consciously see more items at once than can be held in visual working memory? This question has elud- ed resolution because the ultimate evidence is subjects’ reports in which phenomenal consciousness is filtered through working memory. However, a new technique makes use of the fact that unattended ‘ensemble prop- erties’ can be detected ‘for free’ without decreasing working memory capacity.
Keywords Consciousness  Visual working memory  Working memory  phenomenal consciousness  access consciousness  Reports
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DOI 10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.007
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