Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (4):702-703 (1995)

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Max Velmans
Goldsmiths College, University of London
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This commentary elaborates on Gray's conclusion that his neurophysiological model of consciousness might explain how consciousness arises from the brain, but does not address how consciousness evolved, affects behaviour or confers survival value. The commentary argues that such limitations apply to all neurophysiological or other third-person perspective models. To approach such questions the first-person nature of consciousness needs to be taken seriously in combination with third-person models of the brain.
Keywords function of consciousness  consciousness and brain  evolutionary theory  first- and third person methods  neruophysiological models of consciousness
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DOI 10.1017/s0140525x00040681
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