Consciousness, higher-order thought, and stimulus reinforcement Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Rolls defends a higher-order thought theory of phenomenal consciousness, mapping the distinction between conscious and non-conscious states onto a distinction between two types of action and corresponding neural pathways. Only one type of action involves higher-order thought and consequently consciousness. This account of consciousness has implausible consequences for the nature of stimulus-reinforcement learning.

published proceedings

  • BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Bermudez, J. L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Bermúdez, José Luis

publication date

  • April 2000