Emotion, higher-order syntactic thoughts, and consciousness

@inproceedings{Rolls2008EmotionHS,
  title={Emotion, higher-order syntactic thoughts, and consciousness},
  author={Edmund T. Rolls},
  year={2008}
}
emphasizes the role of working memory in consciousness, where he views working memory as a limited capacity serial processor that creates and manipulates symbolic representations (p 280). He thus holds that much emotional processing is unconscious, and that when it becomes conscious it is because emotional information is entered into a working memory system. However, LeDoux (1996) concedes that consciousness, especially its phenomenal or subjective nature, is not completely explained by the… 

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