The informational mind and the information integration theory of consciousness

Gamez, David ORCID logoORCID: (2014) The informational mind and the information integration theory of consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 6 (1) . pp. 21-28. ISSN 1793-8430 [Article] (doi:10.1142/S1793843014400046)

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According to Aleksander and Morton’s informational mind hypothesis, conscious minds are state structures that are created through iconic learning. Distributed representations of colors, edges, objects, etc. are linked with proprioceptive and motor information to generate the awareness of an out-there world. The uniqueness and indivisibility of these iconically learnt states reflect the uniqueness and indivisibility of the world. This article summarizes the key claims of the informational mind hypothesis and considers them in relation to Tononi’s information integration theory of consciousness. Some suggestions are made about how the informational mind hypothesis could be experimentally tested, and its significance for work on machine consciousness is considered.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Aristotle’s Laptop; information integration; informational mind; correlates of consciousness
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
Item ID: 18220
Depositing User: David Gamez
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 12:03

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