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Culture and generalized inattentional blindness

Wallace, Rodrick (2006) Culture and generalized inattentional blindness. [Preprint]

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Abstract

A recent mathematical treatment of Baars' Global Workspace consciousness model, much in the spirit of Dretske's communication theory analysis of high level mental function, is used to study the effects of embedding cultural heritage on a generalized form of inattentional blindness. Culture should express itself quite distinctly in this basic psychophysical phenomenon, acting across a variety of sensory and other modalities, because the limited syntactic and grammatical 'bandpass' of the topological rate distortion manifold characterizing conscious attention is itself strongly sculpted by the constraints of cultural context.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:cognition, consciousness, culture, global workspace, groupoid, inattentional blindness, information theory, orbit equivalence class
Subjects:Psychology > Comparative Psychology
ID Code:4859
Deposited By:Wallace, Rodrick
Deposited On:29 Apr 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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