Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):142-143 (2009)
This excellent target article helps to resolve a problem for dual-process theories of higher cognition. Theorists posit two systems, one of which appears to be conscious and volitional. It seems to control some behaviours but to confabulate explanations for others. I argue that this system is only conscious in an illusory sense and that all self-explanations are confabulatory, as Carruthers suggests
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In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond.Keith Frankish & Jonathan St B. T. Evans (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
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From Conditioning to Conscious Recollection: Memory Systems of the Brain.Howard Eichenbaum & Neal J. Cohen - 2004 - Oxford University Press USA.
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