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uality of the Mind Duality of the Mind (an Introduction) Mary ET Boyle, Ph.D. Department of Cognitive Science Minds and Brains
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• Specific brain areas specific tasks ighly automatic • Highly automatic – outside of conscious awareness onscious experience is unitary – Conscious experience is unitary – Requires integration of distributed rocesses processes • Highest level of consciousness – Personal narrative – Makes sense of brain’s own behavior – Underlie the sense of a unitary self Minds and Brains
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The next challenge… • Identify the relationships between patterns of brain activity and conscious awareness • Delineate the neural mechanisms whereby the underlying distributed processes interact. Minds and Brains
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Tricking your visual system with illusions • Knowing that you have been tricked does not remove the illusion. Muller-Lyer Illusion Minds and Brains
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For Patients with Epilepsy— Hemispherectomy • Patients experienced uncontrollable, life-threatening seizures. 5
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course COGSCI 11 taught by Professor Maryb. during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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