Consciousness as Integrated Information: a Provisional Manifesto

@article{Tononi2008ConsciousnessAI,
  title={Consciousness as Integrated Information: a Provisional Manifesto},
  author={Giulio Tononi},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={215},
  pages={216 - 242}
}
  • G. Tononi
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Biological Bulletin
The integrated information theory (IIT) starts from phenomenology and makes use of thought experiments to claim that consciousness is integrated information. Specifically: (i) the quantity of consciousness corresponds to the amount of integrated information generated by a complex of elements; (ii) the quality of experience is specified by the set of informational relationships generated within that complex. Integrated information (Φ) is defined as the amount of information generated by a… 
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