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2007-11-08 - Chapter 6 The Magic and Mystery of...

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2007-11-08 Chapter 6: The Magic and Mystery of Consciousness What is consciousness? o Moment to moment awareness of ourselves and environment Subjective and private Others cannot directly know our reality (and vice versa) Dynamic Ever-changing Self-reflective Mind is aware of its own consciousness Action without awareness – sight unseen o DF: Visual-form Agnosia (Goodale and Milner) Brain damage – carbon monoxide Inability to recognise, copy, estimate size, or orientation of  objects… unable to recognize friends or relatives But… matching and posting… grasping objects o Damage to the ‘what’ pathway but retention of the ‘how’ pathway o ‘doing without thinking’ Common examples of being on ‘autopilot’ Driving a much-traveled route Day dreaming in class Can switch back easily – unlike DF o 2 meanings of consciousness Reflective and In-the-moment, ‘in the zone’ consciousness Measuring Consciousness How do we operationally define inner states? o Self-reports Direct but not verifiable o Physiological Ex. EEG Objective but cannot indicate what person is experiencing  subjectively o Behavioural Performance on tasks (Ex. Rouge test) Need to infer state of mind
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Models for Conceptualizing Consciousness The Cognitive Unconscious o
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