Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
O'Brien & Opie: Connectionism and phenomenal experience

Network stability and consciousness?


Daniel Gilman a1
a1 Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 dan@ln.nih.gov

Abstract

A connectionist vehicle theory of consciousness needs to disambiguate its criteria for identifying the relevant vehicles. Moreover, a vehicle theory may appear entirely arbitrary in sorting between what are typically thought of as conscious and unconscious processes.



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