Accounting for the Computational Basis of Consciousness: A Connectionist Approach

@article{Sun1999AccountingFT,
  title={Accounting for the Computational Basis of Consciousness: A Connectionist Approach},
  author={R. Sun},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={529-565}
}
  • R. Sun
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Consciousness and Cognition
This paper argues for an explanation of the mechanistic (computational) basis of consciousness that is based on the distinction between localist (symbolic) representation and distributed representation, the ideas of which have been put forth in the connectionist literature. A model is developed to substantiate and test this approach. The paper also explores the issue of the functional roles of consciousness, in relation to the proposed mechanistic explanation of consciousness. The model… Expand
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