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2.1 Modern Understanding of Consciousness
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Ken Anderson
It would be interesting to know what or why a thought becomes conscious. Similar to what Professor Koch used as an example: as a thought 'pops' into a teenagers head and they do something stupid. What makes this thought conscious and what makes a person act on that thought, or not act on that thought. Maybe there is more to reality that we can perceive.
Calvin Chatlos
Split brain experiments have people responding to questions and requests without awareness, or ability to put perceptions into language. Is this state really "conscious" since it is not aware of its own perceptions? How do you explain lack of awareness a nd still call it conscious??
Nikki Johnson
The question that Christof raises at the end of this video about the differences observed in brain hardware between conscious and unconscious action is so interesting, because it’s not nearly as clear-cut as one might reasonably expect. I’m sure he’ll be getting into the “Binding Problem” in a later section as well — how do all of the individual components processed in separate compartments of the brain come together to form what we perceive as a single stream of conscious experience in any given moment? These questions seem so simple — based upon how effortlessly they appear to be performed from our perspective, to the point where we can easily take them for granted — yet they remain some of the deepest mysteries still to be untangled.
Nikki Johnson
The question that Christof raises at the end of this video about the differences observed in brain hardware between conscious and unconscious action is so interesting, because it’s not nearly as clear-cut as one might reasonably expect. I’m sure he’ll be getting into the “Binding Problem” in a later section — how do all of the individual components processed in separate compartments of the brain come together to form what we perceive as a single stream of conscious experience? These questions seem so simple — based upon how effortlessly they appear to be performed from our perspective, to the point where we can easily take them for granted — yet they remain some of the deepest mysteries still to be untangled.
Nikki Johnson
The question that Christof raises at the end of this video about the differences observed in brain hardware between conscious and unconscious action is so interesting, because it’s not nearly as clear-cut as one might reasonably expect. I’m sure he’ll be getting into the “Binding Problem” — how do all of the individual components processed in separate compartments of the brain come together to form what we perceive as a single stream of conscious experience? These questions seem so simple — based upon how effortlessly they appear to be performed from our perspective, to the point where we can easily take them for granted — yet they remain some of the deepest mysteries still to be untangled.
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