Behind The Scenes: The Contexts that Shape Our Experience

Bernard J. Baars

in In the Theater of Consciousness

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780195102659
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864126 | DOI:
 Behind The Scenes: The Contexts that Shape Our Experience

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This chapter discusses the contexts that shape our conscious experiences and beliefs. The brain system that computes our orientation to gravity and the visual world is part of the mental context of our experience. We continually benefit from a host of such mental contexts without experiencing them as objects of conscious experience, and their influence can be inferred from many sources of evidence.

Keywords: conscious experience; consciousness; brain; priming; beliefs

Chapter.  5152 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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