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Embodiment and the inner lifeCognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds$
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Murray Shanahan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199226559

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226559.001.0001

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Broadcast and the network

Broadcast and the network

(p.95) Chapter 4 Broadcast and the network
Embodiment and the inner life

Murray Shanahan

Oxford University Press

The Global Workspace Theory of Bernard Baars proposes that an individual's cognitive architecture hosts both the conscious and the unconscious but the conscious thoughts are generally given more acknowledgment. Nevertheless, the processes in the cognitive architecture are transmitted through a series of episodes of broadcasts wherein the information contained in the global workspace are disseminated among the whole cohort of parallel specialists and upon the receipt of information, the parallel specialists will compete with each other in an attempt to exclude their rivals. This chapter discusses the central tenets of the Global Workspace Theory and explores how broadcasts and competition foster integration among segregated brain processes. This chapter also goes on to explore how the network of cognitive architecture influences an individual's consciousness and cognition.

Keywords:   Global Workspace Theory, Bernard Baars, cognitive architecture, broadcasts, network, global workspace, consciousness, cognition

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