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Ned Block: "Conscious, Preconscious, Unconscious"
April 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Humanities 2, Room 259Free
There are reliably reproducible strong brain activations that have little or no reportability and for that reason could be said to be unconscious, but can become reportable with a shift of attention and do not have many of the signature properties of unconscious states. This lecture discusses whether these states might be phenomenally conscious in the light of the close conceptual tie between conscious perception and first person authority.
Professor Block is the Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neural Science at NYU. He works in philosophy of mind and foundations of neuroscience and cognitive science.