Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Conscious cognition and blackboard architectures

Bernard J. Baars a1
a1 The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego CA. 92121

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van der Velde & de Kamps make a case for neural blackboard architectures to address four questions raised by human language. Unfortunately, they neglect a sizable literature relating blackboard architectures to other fundamental cognitive questions, specifically consciousness and voluntary control. Called “global workspace theory,” this literature integrates a large body of brain and behavioral evidence to come to converging conclusions.