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Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention

Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haroutioun Haladjian


In this book, Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haladjian consider the relationship between consciousness and attention. The cognitive mechanism of attention has often been compared to consciousness, since attention and consciousness appear to share similar qualities. Attention, however, can be defined functionally, whereas consciousness is generally defined in terms of its phenomenal character without a clear functional purpose. This book offers new insights and proposals about how best to understand and study the relationship between consciousness and visual attention by examining their functional ... More

Keywords: access consciousness, consciousness and attention dissociation (CAD), conscious attention, effortless attention, evolution, neuroscience, object-based attention, phenomenal consciousness, self-awareness, visual attention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028974
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos Montemayor, author
San Francisco State University

Harry Haroutioun Haladjian, author