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Jan 6, 2020

Graziano Lab: CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE SOCIAL BRAIN

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If you’re interested in mind uploading, then I have a chapter that may be of interest to you. The title is:

by Michael Graziano and Taylor W. Webb.

This chapter describes in straightforward language a theory of consciousness termed Attention Schema Theory.

The introduction reads:

“This hypothetical building project serves as a way to introduce the theory in a step-by-step manner and contrast it with other brain-based theories of consciousness. At the same time this chapter is more than a thought experiment. We suggest that the machine could actually be built and we encourage artificial intelligence experts to try.”


Graziano, M. S. A., & Webb, T. W. (2018). Understanding consciousness by building it. In D. Jacquette (Ed.), Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Consciousness (pp. 187–210). Bloomsbury.

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