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The Turing test might still be too hard for software to crack – but two programs have already aced video gaming's answer to this famous evaluation of machine intelligence. Mimicry beats consciousness in gaming's Turing test - tech - 25 September 2012
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Figure 1: The Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) are the minimal set of neural events and structures – here synchronized action potentials in neocortical pyramidal neurons – sufficient for a specific conscious percept or a conscious (explicit) memory . Neural correlates of consciousness
Chinese room The Chinese room is a thought experiment presented by John Searle .
John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness
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An intuition pump is a thought experiment structured to elicit intuitive answers about a problem. [ 1 ] The term was coined by Daniel Dennett . Intuition pump
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Core consciousness In António Damásio 's theory of consciousness , core consciousness describes a hypothesized level of awareness facilitated by neural structures of most animals that allows them to be aware of and react to their environment. [ 1 ] In Damásio's theory, core consciousness occurs when the brain’s representation devices generate a representation of the relationship between the organism (the self) and an environmental stimulus.
Consciousness Explained is a 1991 book by the American philosopher Daniel Dennett which offers an account of how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain . Consciousness Explained
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Melanie Boly 1, 2, 3* , Anil K. Seth 4, 5 , Melanie Wilke 6, 7 , Paul Ingmundson 8 , Bernard Baars 9 , Steven Laureys 1 , David Edelman 10 and Naotsugu Tsuchiya 11, 12 Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions. | Frontiers in Consciousness Research
Antonio Damasio Antonio Damasio ( Portuguese : António Damásio ; born February 25, 1944 in Lisbon ) is a University Professor and David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California (where he also heads the Brain and Creativity Institute ), an Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute , [ 1 ] and the author of several books describing his scientific thinking. Antonio Damasio
"We are conscious of something, on this model, when we have a thought about it. So a mental state will be conscious if it is accompanied by a thought about that state...The core of the theory, then is that a mental state is a conscious state when, and only when, it is accompanied by a suitable HOT [Higher Order Thought]" David M. Rosenthal, 'A Theory of Consciousness', The Nature of Consciousness (ed Block, Flanagan and Güzeldere), 1997 Definitions of consciousness.
The Mind Unleashed: 3 Censored TED Talks They Don't Want You To See The current establishment has plenty to gain by keeping the people of this planet in the dark about ideas that can lead to a revolution in human consciousness. It's time to change that. 1. Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness
The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining how and why we have qualia or phenomenal experiences — how sensations acquire characteristics, such as colors and tastes. [ 1 ] David Chalmers , [ 2 ] who introduced the term "hard problem" of consciousness, contrasts this with the "easy problems" of explaining the ability to discriminate, integrate information, report mental states, focus attention, etc. Easy problems are easy because all that is required for their solution is to specify a mechanism that can perform the function. That is, their proposed solutions, regardless of how complex or poorly understood they may be, can be entirely consistent with the modern materialistic conception of natural phenomena. Hard problem of consciousness
Electromagnetic theories of consciousness Several theorists have proposed that consciousness can be understood as an electromagnetic phenomenon .
Consciousness Based on Wireless? Human consciousness is actually wireless communication between the cells of your brain, according to a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey in Great Britain. Pulling together research from neuroscience, psychology, physics and biology, Johnjoe McFadden has proposed a radical answer to questions that have vexed philosophers and scientists since Plato's time and, more recently, those on a quest for artificial intelligence: What is consciousness? How does the brain create intelligent thoughts? Do we have free will?
Our Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field
DAVID CHALMERS: EXTENDED MIND | Monolith Magazine
College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences :: Brain and Creativity Center
JCS, Journal of Consciousness Studies
Center for Consciousness Studies . Tucson . Arizona
dmoz Consciousness Studies
Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies
Neural correlates of consciousness
Take the Neuron Express for a brief tour of consciousness
Peter Russell - The Primacy of Consciousness (Excerpted)
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Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness
Level of consciousness (Esotericism)