Consciousness: An Afterthought

Harnad, Stevan (1982) Consciousness: An Afterthought. Cognition and Brain Theory, 5, 29 - 47.


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ABSTRACT: Our sense that we do something deliberately may be an afterthought that arises after our brains have already triggered our action unconsciously. Consciousness itself may be a similar illusory afterthought, with no direct causal role. In any case, Methodological epiphenomenalism, together with the Turing Test, seem to be be the best strategy for cognitive modelling.

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Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 250385
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Date Deposited: 05 May 1999
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:50
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