Chap 8 Consciousness and SLEEP rev S10

Chap 8 Consciousness and SLEEP rev S10 - Consciousness The...

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Consciousness The problem of other minds : I have a mind, but do you zombie? Okay, you have a mind but do you experience what I experience? The mind-body problem: How is the mind related to brain activity? Evidence suggests that brain activity precedes mental events
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The Four Properties of Consciousness The intentionality of consciousness . It is directed toward objects. “It is interested in some parts of the world to the exclusion of others and chooses from among them” (William James, 1892) The unity of consciousness. James: “Within each personal consciousness, thought is sensibly continuous.”
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The selectivity of consciousness. Evidence from dichotic listening (different stimuli to the two ears) experiments and the cocktail party phenomenon. The transience of consciousness. It is constantly changing. James: “Consciousness is nothing jointed; it flows. A “river” or “stream” are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described.”
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Chap 8 Consciousness and SLEEP rev S10 - Consciousness The...

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