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Theories of Consciousness

Some recent scientific theories of consciousness are tabulated below. The extent to which they account for the phenomenon of consciousness is shown.

It is remarkable that many of the theories are consistent with one another. As in the tale of the 'blind men and the elephant' some of the theories seem to describe the trunk, some the tail etc. but they all seem to be part of the same elephant! The convergence of the theories is shown in the illustration below:

File:Constudsumm.gif


Table of theories

A = Model of observer's view</P> <P>B = Model of Anaesthetic Action in thalamus</P> <P>C = Explanation of Libet's data</TD>

<P>D = Explanation of unconscious but active cerebral cortex</P> <P>E = Explanation of knowing you know</P> <P>F = Explanation of non-computability</TD>

<P>G = Binding (simultaneous processing of relevant data)</P> <P>H = Extended present</P> <P>I = Quantum state vector reduction</TD> </TR> </TABLE>


Name</TD>

<P>Author/Ref</TD>

<P>A</TD>

<P>B</TD>

<P>C</TD>

<P>D</TD>

<P>E</TD>

<P>F</TD>

<P>G</TD>

<P>H</TD>

<P>I</TD> </TR>

<P>Microconsciousness</TD>

<P>Zeki, S., & Bartel, A. (1999)

Toward a Theory of Visual Consciousness. Consciousness & Cognition, 8, 225-259.

N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD> </TR>

<P>Geometrical Phenomenalism</TD>

<P>Green, A. (2003)

Geometrical phenomenalism

Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR>

<P>ORCH-R</TD>

<P>Hameroff, S & Penrose, R. 1989</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR>

<P>Quantum Brain Model</TD>

<P>Ricciardi, L. M. and H. Umezawa, 1967. Brain physics and many-body problems, Kibernetik 4, 44-48.

http://arXiv.org/abs/q-bio/0309009</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P> N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR>

<P>Many Minds</TD>

<P>Donald, M. 1990. Quantum Theory and the Brain. Proc R Soc Lond. A427 43-93.

http://xxx.lanl.gov/PS_cache/quant-ph/pdf/9904/9904001.pdf</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P> N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR> </TABLE>


A = Model of observer's view</P> <P>B = Model of Anaesthetic Action in thalamus</P> <P>C = Explanation of Libet's data</TD>

<P>D = Explanation of unconscious but active cerebral cortex</P> <P>E = Explanation of knowing you know</P> <P>F = Explanation of non-computability</TD>

<P>G = Binding (simultaneous processing of relevant data)</P> <P>H = Extended present</P> <P>I = Quantum state vector reduction</TD> </TR> </TABLE>

<P> 

Name</TD>

<P>Author/Ref</TD>

<P>A</TD>

<P>B</TD>

<P>C</TD>

<P>D</TD>

<P>E</TD>

<P>F</TD>

<P>G</TD>

<P>H</TD>

<P>I</TD> </TR>

<P>Dual-Time Supercausality </TD>

<P>King, C.C. 1989. Physics Essays 2/2 128-151.

http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~king/Preprints/Transup.htm</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR>

<P>Spin Mediated Consciousness</TD>

<P>Hu, H. & Wu, M. 2002. Spin-Mediated Consciousness Theory: An Approach Based On Pan-Protopsychism.

http://cogprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/archive/00002579/</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR>

<P>Quantum Theory of Consciousness (synaptic cleft)</TD>

<P>Walker, E.W. 1998. the Noetic Journal, 1, 100-107, 1998

http://users.erols.com/wcri/CONSCIOUSNESS.html</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR> </TABLE>

<P> 

A = Model of observer's view</P> <P>B = Model of Anaesthetic Action in thalamus</P> <P>C = Explanation of Libet's data</TD>

<P>D = Explanation of unconscious but active cerebral cortex</P> <P>E = Explanation of knowing you know</P> <P>F = Explanation of non-computability</TD>

<P>G = Binding (simultaneous processing of relevant data)</P> <P>H = Extended present</P> <P>I = Quantum state vector reduction</TD> </TR> </TABLE>

<P> 

Name</TD>

<P>Author/Ref</TD>

<P>A</TD>

<P>B</TD>

<P>C</TD>

<P>D</TD>

<P>E</TD>

<P>F</TD>

<P>G</TD>

<P>H</TD>

<P>I</TD> </TR>

<P>Global Workspace Theory</TD>

<P>Baars, B. 1988. A cognitive theory of consciousness. Cambridge University Press, New York

http://www.ceptualinstitute.com/genre/baars/baarsBrain.htm</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD> </TR>

<P>Topological Geometrodynamics (TGD) Inspired Theory of Consciousness </TD>

<P>Pitkänen, M. 199?. Topological Geometrodynamics

http://www.physics.helsinki.fi/~matpitka/mainpage.html</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD> </TR>

<P>The Conscious Electromagnetic Field Theory</TD>

<P>McFadden, J.J. 2002

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/qe/cemi.htm</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>?</TD> </TR> </TABLE>

<P> 

A = Model of observer's view</P> <P>B = Model of Anaesthetic Action in thalamus</P> <P>C = Explanation of Libet's data</TD>

<P>D = Explanation of unconscious but active cerebral cortex</P> <P>E = Explanation of knowing you know</P> <P>F = Explanation of non-computability</TD>

<P>G = Binding (simultaneous processing of relevant data)</P> <P>H = Extended present</P> <P>I = Quantum state vector reduction</TD> </TR> </TABLE>

<P> 

Name</TD>

<P>Author/Ref</TD>

<P>A</TD>

<P>B</TD>

<P>C</TD>

<P>D</TD>

<P>E</TD>

<P>F</TD>

<P>G</TD>

<P>H</TD>

<P>I</TD> </TR>

<P>Real Time Consciousness</TD>

<P>Smythies, J. 2003.Journal of Consciousness Studies 10:3 47-56

http://www.imprint.co.uk/pdf/smythies.pdf</TD>

<P> Y</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>?</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>Y</TD>

<P>?</TD> </TR>

<P>Consciousness as memory</TD>

<P>Gerald Edelman's theory

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 April 29; 100(9): 5520–5524

 N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD>

<P>N</TD> </TR>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD>

<P> </TD> </TR>

</TABLE>

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