The informational mind and the information integration theory of consciousness

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Gamez, D. 2014. The informational mind and the information integration theory of consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness. 6 (1), pp. 21-28. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1793843014400046
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TitleThe informational mind and the information integration theory of consciousness
AuthorsGamez, D.
Abstract

According to Aleksander and Morton’s informational mind hypothesis, conscious minds are state structures that are created through iconic learning. Distributed representations of colors, edges, objects, etc. are linked with proprioceptive and motor information to generate the awareness of an out-there world. The uniqueness and indivisibility of these iconically learnt states reflect the uniqueness and indivisibility of the world. This article summarizes the key claims of the informational mind hypothesis and considers them in relation to Tononi’s information integration theory of consciousness. Some suggestions are made about how the informational mind hypothesis could be experimentally tested, and its significance for work on machine consciousness is considered.

KeywordsAristotle’s Laptop; information integration; informational mind; correlates of consciousness
Research GroupArtificial Intelligence group
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Consciousness
ISSN1793-8430
Electronic1793-8473
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PrintJun 2014
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Deposited19 Oct 2015
Accepted01 Jun 2013
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1142/S1793843014400046
LanguageEnglish
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