Consciousness and its function

@article{Rosenthal2008ConsciousnessAI,
  title={Consciousness and its function},
  author={D. Rosenthal},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={829-840}
}
  • D. Rosenthal
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychologia
It is plain that an individual's being conscious and an individual's being conscious of various things are both crucial for successful functioning. But it is far less clear how, if at all, it is also useful for a person's psychological states to occur consciously, as against those states occurring but without being conscious. Restricting attention to cognitive and desiderative states, a number of suggestions are current about how the consciousness of those states may be useful. It has been held… Expand
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