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Unformatted text preview: 2007-11-08Chapter 6: The Magic and Mystery of ConsciousnessWhat is consciousness?oMoment to moment awareness of ourselves and environmentSubjective and privateOthers cannot directly know our reality (and vice versa)DynamicEver-changingSelf-reflectiveMind is aware of its own consciousnessAction without awareness sight unseenoDF: Visual-form Agnosia (Goodale and Milner)Brain damage carbon monoxideInability to recognise, copy, estimate size, or orientation of objects unable to recognize friends or relativesBut matching and posting grasping objectsoDamage to the what pathway but retention of the how pathwayodoing without thinkingCommon examples of being on autopilotDriving a much-traveled routeDay dreaming in classCan switch back easily unlike DFo2 meanings of consciousnessReflective andIn-the-moment, in the zone consciousnessMeasuring ConsciousnessHow do we operationally define inner states?oSelf-reportsDirect but not verifiableoPhysiologicalEx. EEGObjective but cannot indicate what person is experiencing subjectivelyoBehaviouralPerformance on tasks (Ex. Rouge test)Need to infer state of mindModels for Conceptualizing ConsciousnessThe Cognitive UnconsciousoThe psychodynamic (Freudian) and Cognitive Views...
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