Consciousness and the Binding Problem

  title={Consciousness and the Binding Problem},
  author={Wolf Singer},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • W. Singer
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: It is proposed that phenomenal awareness, the ability to be aware of one's sensations and feelings, emerges from the capacity of evolved brains to analyze their own cognitive processes by iterating and reapplying on themselves the very same cortical operations that they use for the interpretation of signals from the outer world. Search for the neuronal substrate of awareness therefore converges with the search for the cognitive mechanisms through which brains analyze their environment… 


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