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Attention and consciousness.

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De Brigard, F; Prinz, J
Published in: Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
January 2010

For the past three decades there has been a substantial amount of scientific evidence supporting the view that attention is necessary and sufficient for perceptual representations to become conscious (i.e., for there to be something that it is like to experience a representational perceptual state). This view, however, has been recently questioned on the basis of some alleged counterevidence. In this paper we survey some of the most important recent findings. In doing so, we have two primary goals. The first is descriptive: we provide a literature review for those seeking an understanding of the present debate. The second is editorial: we suggest that the evidence alleging dissociations between consciousness and attention is not decisive. Thus, this is an opinionated overview of the debate. By presenting our assessment, we hope to bring out both sides in the debate and to underscore that the issues here remain matters of intense controversy and ongoing investigation. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website.

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Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science

DOI

EISSN

1939-5086

ISSN

1939-5078

Publication Date

January 2010

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start / End Page

51 / 59

Related Subject Headings

  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
 

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De Brigard, F., & Prinz, J. (2010). Attention and consciousness. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science, 1(1), 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcs.27
De Brigard, Felipe, and Jesse Prinz. “Attention and consciousness.Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science 1, no. 1 (January 2010): 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcs.27.
De Brigard F, Prinz J. Attention and consciousness. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews Cognitive science. 2010 Jan;1(1):51–9.
De Brigard, Felipe, and Jesse Prinz. “Attention and consciousness.Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science, vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 51–59. Epmc, doi:10.1002/wcs.27.
De Brigard F, Prinz J. Attention and consciousness. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews Cognitive science. 2010 Jan;1(1):51–59.
Journal cover image

Published In

Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science

DOI

EISSN

1939-5086

ISSN

1939-5078

Publication Date

January 2010

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start / End Page

51 / 59

Related Subject Headings

  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences