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The Conscious Brain

Jesse Prinz


Synthesizing decades of research, this book advances a theory of the psychological and neurophysiological correlates of conscious experience. The first part of the book argues that consciousness always arises at a particular stage of perceptual processing, the intermediate level, and that consciousness depends on attention. Attention changes the flow of information and that gives rise to experience. The resulting account is called the AIR Theory, for attended intermediate-level representations. Objections to the theory are addressed. The second part of the book argues that all consciousness is ... More

Keywords: consciousness, neuroscience, attention, perception, working memory, self, action, neural synchrony, physicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195314595
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesse Prinz, author
City University of New York, Graduate Center