Quote for the Day – The State of Consciousness Research Circa 1978

When the inevitable topic of consciousness is approached in the light of modern brain research, the experienced student has come to brace himself for the mellifluous intonations of someone’s personal experience and ideas on the matter, as opposed to data.

~Gazzaniga & LeDoux,  The Integrated Mind, p. 141, quoted in Tulving’s “Memory and Consciousness”

I daresay the statement holds true today as well.

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4 responses to “Quote for the Day – The State of Consciousness Research Circa 1978

  1. “I daresay the statement is holds true today as well.”

    Not so!

  2. Consciousness has nothing to do with the brain.
    Consciousness is a property pof mind, not brain.

  3. Hi Roger,

    How are you defining the terms “consciousness” and “mind”?

  4. trehub

    Roger, subjectivity is the hallmark of consciousness, and subjectivity is a property of a particular kind of brain mechanism (retinoid space). For example see the following papers:

    http://people.umass.edu/trehub/YCCOG828%20copy.pdf
    http://theassc.org/documents/where_am_i_redux
    http://evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com/trehub01.htm

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