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attention

attention  

Sustained concentration on a specific stimulus, sensation, idea, thought, or activity, enabling one to use information-processing systems with limited capacity to handle vast amounts of information ...
consciousness

consciousness  

The state of being conscious (1, 2); the normal mental condition of the waking state of humans, characterized by the experience of perceptions, thoughts, feelings, awareness of the external world, ...
functionalist theories of consciousness

functionalist theories of consciousness  

The term ‘functionalism’ occurs with distinct meanings in several disciplines; this article concerns functionalism as a philosophical theory, or better a family of theories, about the nature of ...
functions of consciousness

functions of consciousness  

An account of the functions of consciousness would be a very nice thing to have. Unfortunately, there is little agreement about what the function(s) of consciousness are, or even about ...
machine consciousness

machine consciousness  

Machine consciousness (or artificial consciousness) is an emerging discipline which is aimed at the creation of conscious artefacts. Although practical engagement with the topic has only occurred in ...
memory, iconic

memory, iconic  

The term ‘iconic memory’ was introduced by Neisser (1967) and the concept was widely accepted in the 1960s and 1970s. It is closely related to persistence.1. Persistence and iconic memory2. The ...
microconsciousness

microconsciousness  

The theory of microconsciousness states that instead of a single, unified, visual consciousness, there are many different visual consciousnesses that are distributed in time and space. The following ...
phenomenal consciousness

phenomenal consciousness  

According to a distinction introduced by the US philosopher Ned J(oel) Block (born 1942) in a co-edited book entitled The Nature of Consciousness (1997), aspects of consciousness that are phenomenal ...
re-entrant processing

re-entrant processing  

Re‐entrant processing is a specific mode of operation of the cerebral cortex. Several lines of evidence indicate that without re‐entrant processing, there is no conscious experience. It might even be ...
sensorimotor approach to consciousness

sensorimotor approach to consciousness  

The sensorimotor approach is concerned with elucidating only one particular aspect of the problem of consciousness, namely the problem of phenomenal consciousness or sensory feel. Phenomenal ...

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