Control Consciousness

Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (4):643-657 (2010)
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Pete Mandik
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Abstract
Control consciousness is the awareness or experience of seeming to be in control of one’s actions. One view, which I will be arguing against in the present paper, is that control consciousness is a form of sensory consciousness. In such a view, control consciousness is exhausted by sensory elements such as tactile and proprioceptive information. An opposing view, which I will be arguing for, is that sensory elements cannot be the whole story and must be supplemented by direct contributions of nonsensory, motor elements. More specifically, I will be arguing for the view that the neural basis of control consciousness is constituted by states of recurrent activation in relatively intermediate levels of the motor hierarchy
Keywords Imagery  Agency  Will  Phenomenology  Motor control  Consciousness  Neurophilosophy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01084.x
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