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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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The Spotlight: Attention, Absorption, and The Construction of Reality

The Spotlight: Attention, Absorption, and The Construction of Reality

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(p.95) four THE SPOTLIGHT: ATTENTION, ABSORPTION, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY
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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/9780195102659.003.0005

This chapter begins with a discussion of the difference between attention and consciousness. It then considers voluntary attention and metacognition, metacognition and overload, absorption and suspension of disbelief, consciousness and the construction of reality, constructed realities in dreams, conscious metacognition during dreams, and the functions of dreaming and sleeping.

Keywords:   attention, consciousness, thinking, metacognition, dreaming, sleeping

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