The issue of integration in neural networks is intimately connected with that of consciousness. In this paper, integration as an e®ective level of physical organization is contrasted with a methodological integrative approach. Understanding how consciousness arises out of neural processes requires a model of integration in just causal physical terms. Based on a set of feasible criteria (physical grounding, causal efficacy, no circularity and scaling), a causal account of physical integration for consciousness centered on joint causation is outlined.

Manzotti, R., Chella, A. (2014). Physical integration: A causal account for consciousness. JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 13(02), 403-427 [10.1142/S0219635214400044].

Physical integration: A causal account for consciousness.

CHELLA, Antonio
2014-01-01

Abstract

The issue of integration in neural networks is intimately connected with that of consciousness. In this paper, integration as an e®ective level of physical organization is contrasted with a methodological integrative approach. Understanding how consciousness arises out of neural processes requires a model of integration in just causal physical terms. Based on a set of feasible criteria (physical grounding, causal efficacy, no circularity and scaling), a causal account of physical integration for consciousness centered on joint causation is outlined.
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Manzotti, R., Chella, A. (2014). Physical integration: A causal account for consciousness. JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 13(02), 403-427 [10.1142/S0219635214400044].
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