Conscious sensation, conscious perception and sensorimotor theories of consciousness

Gamez, David ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Conscious sensation, conscious perception and sensorimotor theories of consciousness. In: Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory. Springer, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London, pp. 159-174. . [Book Section]

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This article explores the hypothesis that the differences between our conscious sensations (color, sound, smell, etc.) could be linked to the different ways in which our senses process and structure information. It is also proposed that the organization of our conscious sensations into a conscious perception of a three-dimensional world could be linked to our mastery of sensorimotor contingencies. These hypotheses are supported by a number of observations, including the appearance of conscious sensations without motor action and the apparent failure of sensory substitution systems to generate visual sensations in congenitally blind subjects. The article discusses how the correlates of conscious sensation and perception could develop in the brain and some suggestions are put forward about how this account could be experimentally tested.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
Item ID: 18218
Depositing User: David Gamez
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 16:23
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 11:57

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