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The deep you

August 4, 2016

There is a lot of naive philosophy of the mind — including from philosophers — that pays little attention to what neuroscientists think. It strikes me as quite likely that the “conscious” aspect of thought is a more modest mechanism than we tend to think. According to this paper’s lead author Ezequiel Morsella:

The information we perceive in our consciousness is not created by conscious thought. Nor is it reacted to by conscious processes. Consciousness is the middle-man and it doesn’t do as much work as you think.

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