Dual-process theories and consciousness: the case for ‘Type Zero’ cognition

  title={Dual-process theories and consciousness: the case for ‘Type Zero’ cognition},
  author={Nicholas Shea and Chris D Frith},
  booktitle={Neuroscience of consciousness},
A step towards a theory of consciousness would be to characterize the effect of consciousness on information processing. One set of results suggests that the effect of consciousness is to interfere with computations that are optimally performed non-consciously. Another set of results suggests that conscious, system 2 processing is the home of norm-compliant computation. This is contrasted with system 1 processing, thought to be typically unconscious, which operates with useful but error-prone… CONTINUE READING
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