I'm a cognitive psychologist, and/but I don't have a clue what "consciousness" is. What I can do is to define something that must involve consciousness (whatever it is) that can be studied experimentally. One can study and define, memory, perception, attention, and preattentive processes. One can distinguish physical states of consciousness in terms of "awake" vs. "asleep", and possible intermediate states.
In the course of defining such processes, I've left out things I can't study. I've deliberately eliminated certain aspects of a broader definition of consciousness which might be just as important or more important than the consciousness I can study.
Which leaves me confused.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03-Dec-18 11:00 by drrayeye.
|What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern....||936||Itatw70s||01-Dec-18 19:40|
|I think it exists||127||greengirl5||01-Dec-18 20:13|
|Re: I think it exists||117||Itatw70s||01-Dec-18 22:50|
|Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern....||142||cladking||02-Dec-18 02:03|
|Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern....||130||Eddie Larry||02-Dec-18 04:08|
|Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern....||136||Itatw70s||02-Dec-18 14:04|
|How, What, Why, Where, When, and Whose Consciousness???||129||Reagent||03-Dec-18 00:54|
|Beats me||120||drrayeye||03-Dec-18 10:59|
|Re: Beats me||138||Itatw70s||03-Dec-18 12:45|
|Re: Beats me||114||Susan Doris||10-Dec-18 18:46|
|Re: Beats me||131||Eddie Larry||10-Dec-18 19:48|