Is human information processing conscious?

  title={Is human information processing conscious?},
  author={Max Velmans},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={651 - 669}
  • M. Velmans
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract Investigations of the function of consciousness in human information processing have focused mainly on two questions: (1) Where does consciousness enter into the information processing sequence, and (2) how does conscious processing differ from preconscious and unconscious processing? Input analysis is thought to be initially “preconscious” and “pre-attentive” - fast, involuntary, and automatic. This is followed by “conscious,” “focal-attentive” analysis, which is relatively slow… 

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