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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.

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What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 831 Itatw70s 01-Dec-18 19:40
I think it exists 93 greengirl5 01-Dec-18 20:13
Re: I think it exists 86 Itatw70s 01-Dec-18 22:50
Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 105 cladking 02-Dec-18 02:03
Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 95 Eddie Larry 02-Dec-18 04:08
Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 95 Itatw70s 02-Dec-18 14:04
How, What, Why, Where, When, and Whose Consciousness??? 95 Reagent 03-Dec-18 00:54
Beats me 89 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 10:59
Re: Beats me 107 Itatw70s 03-Dec-18 12:45
Re: Beats me 79 Susan Doris 10-Dec-18 18:46
Re: Beats me 91 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-18 19:48
Agreed.... 131 Itatw70s 11-Dec-18 00:24

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