A causal foundation for consciousness in biological and artificial agents

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Traditional approaches model consciousness as the outcome either of internal computational processes or of cognitive structures. We advance an alternative hypothesis – consciousness is the hallmark of a fundamental way to organise causal interactions between an agent and its environment. Thus consciousness is not a special property or an addition to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsys.2015.11.001

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