The self-organizing consciousness entails additional intervening subsystems
Takashi Yamauchi a1 a1 Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843
The self-organizing consciousness (SOC) is not sufficient to account for young children's ability to acquire complex rules and word-object mappings. First, the attention-association cycles suggested by the SOC are unlikely to happen because recurrence of particular stimulus properties usually disengages the attention of an observer. Second, “primitive processors” preinstalled in the system make the SOC unnecessarily complex.