Attention versus consciousness

08/11/2013 08:14

Valerie Hardcastle

In: Neural Basis of Consciousness – John Benjamins (2003)

The author suggests that definite images in the mind are surrounded by a peripheral consciousness that gives value and significance to the definite image. She argues that attention is something different from consciousness, and that what we pay attention to does not comprise the whole of conscious experience, but is supplemented by background material. This appears to depart from the views of many other writers. [Read more] ...