Sunday, April 3, 2011

What is Consciousness? yet again.

"According to GWT, unconscious processing - the gathering and processing of sights and sounds, for example, is carried out by different, autonomous brain regions working in parallel. We only become conscious of information when it is deemed important enough to be "broadcast" to the global workspace, an assembly of connected neurons that span the brain. We experience this broadcast as consciousness, and it allows information to be shared across different brain regions and acted upon."

erm, no. we may experience this as consciousness, but consciousness at some point is the
thing driving the rest of it and making the choices and categorizations about what is important
and what isn't.


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