Category Archives: Conscious

Learning to Be Conscious

Consciousness remains a formidable challenge. Different theories of consciousness have proposed vastly different mechanisms to account for a phenomenal experience. Here, appealing to aspects of global workspace theory, higher-order theories, social theories, and predictive processing, we introduce a novel framework: the self-organizing metarepresentation account … Continue reading

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The development of conscious control in childhood

Developmental data suggest that the growth of executive function in childhood can be understood in terms of the development of consciousness. According to the ‘levels of consciousness’ (LOC) model, there are age-related increases in the highest degree of self-reflection or … Continue reading

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