The Nature of Consciousness and its Relation to the Brain: The Pith of a Formidable Problem and its Possible Solution

Journal of Consciousness Studies 21 (1-2):183-202 (2014)
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This paper presents an enquiry into the essential nature of phenomenal consciousness and its relation to the neural correlates of consciousness in the brain . It first combines critical accounts of current ideas about the nature of NCCs themselves and about what constitutes phenomenal consciousness. This is followed by an examination of how these two may be related with a particular focus on pointing out the defects in the currently most popular hypothesis in this field, namely the identity theory. The conclusion is that we need a better theory. A candidate for this theory is presented in some detail that involves higher-dimensional geometry
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