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Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

David J. Bennett and Christopher S. Hill


In this volume, cognitive scientists and philosophers examine two closely related aspects of mind and mental functioning: the relationships among the various senses and the links that connect different conscious experiences to form unified wholes. Contributors address a range of questions concerning how information from one sense influences the processing of information from the other senses and how unified states of consciousness emerge from the bonds that tie conscious experiences together. Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness is the first book to address both of these topics, ... More

Keywords: Philosophy of mind, Cognitive science, Sensory integration, Unity of consciousness, Perception science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027786
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Bennett, editor
Brown University

Christopher S. Hill, editor

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I Mainly on Sensory Integration

1 Bayesian Modeling of Perceiving

David J. Bennett, Julia Trommershäuser and Loes C. J. van Dam

3 The Long-Term Potentiation Model for Grapheme-Color Binding in Synesthesia

Berit Brogaard, Kristian Marlow, and Kevin Rice1

4 Intermodal Binding Awareness

Casey O’Callaghan

6 Multimodal Unity and Multimodal Binding

Frédérique de Vignemont

7 Can Blue Mean Four?

Jennifer Matey

8 Establishing Cross-Modal Mappings

Pawan Sinha, Jonas Wulff, and Richard Held

10 Modeling Multisensory Integration

Loes C. J. van Dam, Cesare V. Parise, and Marc O. Ernst

II Primarily on the Unity of Consciousness

11 A Unity Pluralist Account of the Unity of Experience

David J. Bennett and Christopher S. Hill

15 Partial Unity of Consciousness

Elizabeth Schechter

16 E pluribus unum

Robert Van Gulick

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