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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.... 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
Agreed.... 193 Itatw70s 11-Dec-18 00:24

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