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Treating Consciousness as A Variable

Bernard J. Baars

in In the Theater of Consciousness

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780195102659
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0002
 Treating Consciousness as A Variable

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This chapter discusses the treatment of consciousness as a variable. Topics covered include the cognitive unconscious, the conscious and unconscious qualia, the two-channel experiment, and consciousness as a state. It argues that there is hard evidence bearing conscious experience.

Keywords: human consciousness; qualia; unconscious; two-channel experiment; wakefulness; coma

Chapter.  9745 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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