September 16, 2019
Prof. Axel Cleeremans of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, dropped by Cross Labs to give an overview of the four major competing proposals and offered his own framework of consciousness.
Consciousness remains a formidable challenge. Different theories of consciousness have proposed vastly different mechanisms to account for phenomenal experience. In his presentation, Prof. Axel Cleeremans of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, gave an overview of the four major competing proposals — Global Workspace Theory, Higher-Order Theories, Social Theories, and Predictive Processing – and integrated them into a novel framework in which consciousness is viewed as something that the brain learns to do.
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