Consciousness Without First-Order Representations

I am getting ready to head out to San Diego for the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness 17th Annual meeting. I have organized a symposium on the Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Conscious Experience which will feature talks by Rafi Malach, Joe Levine, Doby Rahnev, and me! A rehearsal of my talk is below. As usual any feedback appreciated.

Also relevant are the following papers:

1.(Lau & Brown) The Emperor’s New Phenomenology? The Empirical Case for Conscious Experience without First-Order Representations

2. (Brown 2012) The Brain and its States

The ASSC Students have also set up the following online debate forum: http://theasscforum.blogspot.com/2013/06/symposium-1-prefrontal-cortex.html

A longer video explaining the Rahnev results can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gQYdGRbkpE

Lot’s of ways to get involved in the discussion!

[cross-posted at Brains]

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