Paradoxes of the Notion of Antedating: A Philosophical Critique to Libets Theory of the Relationships Between Neural Activity and Awareness of Sensory Stimuli

Journal of Consciousness Studies 18 (3-4):3-4 (2011)

Abstract
Among Benjamin Libet's experiments on the relationship between consciousness and neural activity, those pointing at a substantive difference between subjective timing of a sensory experience and the experimental measure of the time needed to produce that experience appear particularly interesting. From a subjective standpoint, one is immediately conscious of a sensory experience, whereas, as a result of objective measured time of reaction, unconscious neural activation in the presence of a sensory stimulus begins 500 msec before one being aware of the stimulus. In order to compensate this discrepancy, Libet introduces the notion of antedating. However, there is no fully satisfactory answer to the question about the conditions of possibility for antedating. Therefore, the very notion of antedating is highly problematic, though not infertile: the paradoxes present in this conception foster a profound review of the meaning of our experience of time and of the relationships between objective and subjective time
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 47,182
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Affect Systems and Neural Systems.Eric A. Salzen - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (2):216-217.
Attention as Experience: Through 'Think' and 'Thin'.Richard Hine - 2010 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (9-10):202-220.
Reading as a Philosophical Problem.Robert Piercey - 2011 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (1):1-10.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-10-27

Total views
10 ( #781,612 of 2,289,510 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #307,373 of 2,289,510 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature