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The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Cyriel M.A. Pennartz


Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognition, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious experience can be peeled away to access its core: the relationship between brain processes and the qualitative nature of consciousness. Pennartz traces the problem back to its historical foundations and connects early ideas to contemporary computational neuroscience. What can we learn from neural network models, and where do they fall short in bridging the gap between neurons and conscious experiences? ... More

Keywords: Awareness, Coding, Cognition, Mind-Brain problem, Multimodal integration, Neuroscience, Qualitative properties, Representation, Perception, Sensory modality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029315
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cyriel M.A. Pennartz, author
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences