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In the Theater of ConsciousnessThe Workspace of the Mind$
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Bernard J. Baars

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102659

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1

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Behind The Scenes: The Contexts that Shape Our Experience

Behind The Scenes: The Contexts that Shape Our Experience

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(p.115) five BEHIND THE SCENES: THE CONTEXTS THAT SHAPE OUR EXPERIENCE
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In the Theater of Consciousness
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Bernard J. Baars

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0006

This chapter discusses the contexts that shape our conscious experiences and beliefs. The brain system that computes our orientation to gravity and the visual world is part of the mental context of our experience. We continually benefit from a host of such mental contexts without experiencing them as objects of conscious experience, and their influence can be inferred from many sources of evidence.

Keywords:   conscious experience, consciousness, brain, priming, beliefs

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