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Conscious Realism and the Mind-Body Problem

@inproceedings{Hoffman2008ConsciousRA,
  title={Conscious Realism and the Mind-Body Problem},
  author={Donald D. Hoffman},
  year={2008}
}
Despite substantial efforts by many researchers, we still have no scientific theory of how brain activity can create, or be, conscious experience. This is troubling, since we have a large body of correlations between brain activity and consciousness, correlations normally assumed to entail that brain activity creates conscious experience. Here I explore a solution to the mind-body problem that starts with the converse assumption: these correlations arise because consciousness creates brain… 

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