Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2001), 24:5:975-975 Cambridge University Press
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Short Communication

The role of the brain in perception

Paul Bach-y-Rita a1a2a3 and Steven J. Hasse a1
a1 Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 USA
a2 Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 USA
a3 Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico


The recent interest of cognitive- and neuro-scientists in the topic of consciousness (and the dissatisfaction with the present state of knowledge) has revealed deep conceptual differences with Humanists, who have dealt with issues of consciousness for centuries. O'Regan & Noë have attempted (unsuccessfully) to bridge those differences.