Experiential Highlighting

John Campbell

in Reference and Consciousness

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780199243815
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597145 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cognitive Science Series

 Experiential Highlighting

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Conscious attention to an object can be what causes the selection of information relating to just that object, from various specialized processing streams, to control the subject's verbal reports about that object. Therefore, the content of conscious experience has to be capable of identifying information relating to just that object in various processing streams. The evidence suggests that experience of the location of the object will be critical to allowing selection of just the right information.

Keywords: conscious attention; information‐processing; location; vision

Chapter.  6967 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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