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Authors: Melloni, Lucia
Title: Consciousness as inference in time : a commentary on Victor Lamme
Online publication date: 26-Oct-2016
Language: english
Abstract: Unraveling the neural correlates of conscious remains one of the great challenges of our time. Victor Lamme proposes that neural integration through feedback loops is what differentiates conscious from unconscious processing. Here, I review his hypothesis, focusing on the spatial scale of integration as well as the possible neural mechanisms involved. I go on to show that any theory of the neural correlates of consciousness is incomplete if it cannot account for how prior knowledge shapes perception and how this form of integration occurs. Finally, I propose that integration across moments in time is a crucial but hitherto neglected aspect of conscious perception, which creates the “flow” of conscious experience.
DDC: 100 Philosophie
100 Philosophy
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 05 Philosophie und Philologie
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-550364
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
License: In Copyright
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Citation: Open MIND
Metzinger, Thomas
Pages or article number: Kap. 22(C)
Publisher: MIND Group
Publisher place: Frankfurt am Main
Issue date: 2015
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Publisher DOI: 10.15502/9783958570566
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