The self-organizing consciousness entails additional intervening subsystems Academic Article uri icon


  • The self-organizing consciousness (SOC) is not sufficient to account for young children's ability to acquire complex rules and word-object mappings. First, the attention-association cycles suggested by the SOC are unlikely to happen because recurrence of particular stimulus properties usually disengages the attention of an observer. Second, "primitive processors" preinstalled in the system make the SOC unnecessarily complex.

published proceedings

  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Yamauchi, T.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Yamauchi, T

publication date

  • June 2002