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The Limits of Neuropsychological Models of Consciousness

Velmans, Max (1995) The Limits of Neuropsychological Models of Consciousness. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

This commentary elaborates on Gray's conclusion that his neurophysiological model of consciousness might explain how consciousness arises from the brain, but does not address how consciousness evolved, affects behaviour or confers survival value. The commentary argues that such limitations apply to all neurophysiological or other third-person perspective models. To approach such questions the first-person nature of consciousness needs to be taken seriously in combination with third-person models of the brain.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:consciousness, functionalism, evolution, first person, third person, reductionism, neurophysiological models
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neurophysiology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:2
Deposited By:Velmans, Professor Max,
Deposited On:13 Mar 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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