publication . Article . 2007

Phenomenology without conscious access is a form of consciousness without top-down attention

Koch, Christof; Tsuchiya, Naotsugu;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2007
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: United States
We agree with Block's basic hypothesis postulating the existence of phenomenal consciousness without cognitive access. We explain such states in terms of consciousness without top-down, endogenous attention and speculate that their correlates may be a coalition of neurons that are consigned to the back of cortex, without access to working memory and planning in frontal cortex.
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