Posts Tagged ‘subjective experience’

Memory, attention and decision making

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Memory, Attention & Decision-Making (Chapter 3. Reward and punishment-related learning; emotion and motivation) Edmund Rolls, Oxford University Oxford University Press (2008) The author views the orbitofrontal region of the prefrontal cortex as the most important region for determining the value of rewards or punishers. Objects are first represented in the visual, somatosensory and other areas of the cortex without having any aspect of reward value. This only arises in the orbitofrontal Read more […]

Neural basis of freewill

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Peter Ulric Tse MIT Press Summary and review of the above book The author argues for a form of conscious agency that plays a role in the brain’s executive functions and in endogneous attention (attention to issues generated within the brain rather than exogenous signals from outside). Executive functions involve assessing possible behaviours against goals. Qualia are seen as something that can be operated on by endogneous attention. Volitional attention is argued to take place only in relation Read more […]