Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Surfing on consciousness, or, a deliberately shallow outline of cognition

Luis Jiménez a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Santiago, Campus Sur, Santiago, 15782, Spain


By assuming that conscious states are the only constructs entitled to bear a cognitive status, while denying this status both to the learning processes and to their nonconscious outcomes, the SOC view leaves consciousness alone as the single tool to explain itself. This does not endow consciousness with any self-organizing properties, but rather, draws a deliberately shallow outline of cognition.