From brain to mind to consciousness - without hard problems

Wlodzislaw Duch
Department of Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University,
Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Torun, Poland.

Sympozjum Kognitywne '96: Consciousness and Perception, Poznan, Dec. 6-7, 1996

The need and possible sources of the phenomenology of consciousness are stressed. Naturalistic solution to the problem of consciousness is in agreement with the growing number of experimental facts. Mind and brain states are two ways of looking at the same reality. Conscious experience is an experience, i.e. a particular relaxation of the mind/body system. Plausible connection of mental and brain events is outlined. Phenomenological theory of consciousness is sketched and the solution to problems involving consciousness outlined.

KEYWORDS: cell assemblies, cognitive philosophy, cognitive science, consciousness, inner space, mental representation, mind, mind evolution, mind-body problem, philosophy of mind, psychophysics, symbol grounding.

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