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Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Morten Overgaard


Why are we conscious? How can it be that information processed in the brains of living creatures is accompanied by subjective experience? While such questions have been topics of philosophical debates for centuries, the past decades have seen a surge of scientific interest with the result that the research literature has expanded greatly, particularly in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science. Interestingly, this scientific work has made use of a wide variety of different methods without much consensus on how one might in fact measure subjective consciousness. This situation makes it pot ... More

Keywords: consciousness, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, subjective experience, methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morten Overgaard, editor
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Neuropsychology, Aarhus University and Aalborg University

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Front Matter

Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Experimental paradigms

Chapter 6 Inferences about consciousness using subjective reports of confidence

Maxine T. Sherman, Adam B. Barrett, and Ryota Kanai

Chapter 7 Direct and indirect measures of statistical learning

Arnaud Destrebecqz, Ana Franco, Julie Bertels, and Vinciane Gaillard

Part 3 Measures of consciousness

Chapter 9 Intentional binding: a measure of agency

Mads Jensen, Steven Di Costa, and Patrick Haggard

Chapter 11 Using the perceptual awareness scale (PAS)

Kristian Sandberg and Morten Overgaard

Part 4 Analysis and statistics

Part 5 Metachapter

End Matter