Oct 07, Erik rated it really liked it Before I can talk about this book, I need to establish some context. Also I have a bone to pick.
My bibliography Varieties of Attention and of Consciousness: A tight link between attention and consciousness has often been assumed, but it has recently been questioned, on the basis of psychophysical evidence suggesting a double dissociation between top-down attention and consciousness.
The present review proposes to consider these issues in the light of time-honored distinctions between exogenous and endogenous forms of attention These distinctions permit to interpret results from several sources of evidence, including patterns of performance of brain-damaged patients with visual neglect, as suggesting that exogenous attention is a necessary condition for primary visual consciousness to emerge.
Visual neglect, which typically results from damage to fronto-parietal networks in the right hemisphere, entails an inability to orient to and to detect contralesional objects.
Importantly, neglect patients are not only unable to verbally report contralesional objects, but may also act as if these objects did not exist, for example by bumping into them, thus suggesting an impairment of primary perceptual consciousness.
The integration of several sources of evidence, such as phenomenology, experimental psychology and neuroscience, is needed to further explore the taxonomy of these processes and to identify their neural correlates.One way to approach the theory is through social perception.
if this social machinery attributes awareness to others and to oneself. The theory proposed in this book was first described from this perspective of social neuroscience.
acknowledging that the overview by . Consciousness and Awareness One of the biggest obstacles to discussing consciousness is the great many definitions of it.
and awareness is a specific act applied to the information that is in ashio-midori.comns may be constructs of the social machinery in the human brain.1 diagrams the proposed relationship between the terms.
A common modern view of consciousness is that it is an emergent property of the brain, perhaps caused by neuronal complexity, and perhaps with no adaptive value. Exactly what emerges, how it. Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
It has been defined variously in terms of sentience, awareness, qualia, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood or soul, the fact that there is something "that it is like" to "have" or "be" it, and the executive control.
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World - Ebook written by Chris Frith.
Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Making up 4/5(1). Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
It has been defined variously in terms of sentience, awareness, qualia, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood or soul, the fact that there is something "that it is like" to "have" or .