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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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Published date: 1982
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 05 May 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:42

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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