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The inner life

Murray Shanahan

in Embodiment and the inner life

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199226559
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696220 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226559.003.0007
The inner life

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This chapter examines the implications of the empirical bases that were presented in Chapters 3 to 5 by making use of simulations which would allow readers and researchers to further delve into an individual's cognitive processes and behaviour. In retrospect, Chapter 3 focuses on distinguishing the theoretical attributes of the conscious and the unconscious in the context of immediate perception. Chapters 4 and 5, on the other hand, present a scientific approach on the issue by taking into account the external and spontaneous stimuli which instigates reactions and activities within the global workspace. In this chapter, the thoughts and feelings that unfold internally are subjected into different simulations in order to determine the validity and accuracy of the theoretical foundations which have been presented in previous chapters.

Keywords: cognitive processes; behaviour; conscious; unconscious; global workspace; simulations

Chapter.  14372 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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