RECURRENT PROCESSING AND THE CONSCIOUSNESS
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Recurrent processing is the corticocortical activity that appears after the feedforward sweep of information processing in the brain. According to Victor Lamme, this process is directly connected to visual awareness. Our consciousness can be divided into phenomenal and reflective consciousness. The underlying process of phenomenal consciousness is suggested to be localized recurrent processing. Widespread recurrent processing to motor and frontal regions correlates with reflective consciousness. Recent electroencephalographic studies have shown visual awareness negativity correlating with localized recurrent processing in both a temporal and spatial aspect. If we accept that localized recurrent processing is consciousness, we get the controversial implications that we can be conscious of something without being able to introspect.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6172OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6172DiVA: diva2:542162
Subject / course
Consciousness Studies - Philosophy and Neuropsychology