The rise of machine consciousness: Studying consciousness with computational models

@article{Reggia2013TheRO,
  title={The rise of machine consciousness: Studying consciousness with computational models},
  author={James A. Reggia},
  journal={Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={
          112-31
        }
}
  • J. Reggia
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society

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