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Computational Models of Consciousness: An Evaluation Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 9, No. 5-6. (December 1999), pp. 507-568, doi:10.1515/JISYS.1999.9.5-6.507 by Ron Sun
@article{sun-1999,
abstract = {This paper aims at evaluating existing computational (mechanistic) models of cognition in relation to the study of consciousness, on the basis of psychological and philosophical theories and data. It first critiques various mechanistic explanations of consciousness, especially existing computational cognitive models. It then explores the issue of the functional roles of consciousness and examines various views in this regard, in relation to the mechanistic explanation of consciousness. In these examinations, the paper argues in favor of the explanation based on the distinction between localist (symbolic) representation and distributed representation (the ideas of which have been put forth in the connectionist literature). Serving as a basis for the discussions, a model of the conscious/unconscious interaction, utilizing the representational dierence explanation of consciousness, is briefly described. The paper also advances a proposal regarding the synergistic interaction between the conscious and the unconscious that encompasses various existing views concerning the functional roles of consciousness.},
author = {Sun, Ron},
citeulike-article-id = {13330940},
doi = {10.1515/JISYS.1999.9.5-6.507},
issn = {2191-026X},
journal = {Journal of Intelligent Systems},
keywords = {consciousness, model},
month = dec,
number = {5-6},
pages = {507--568},
posted-at = {2014-08-21 10:51:31},
priority = {2},
publisher = {Walter de Gruyter GmbH},
title = {Computational Models of Consciousness: An Evaluation},
volume = {9},
year = {1999}
}