Awareness as a perceptual model of attention

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We proposed a theory of consciousness in which the machinery for social perception constructs awareness, and awareness is a perceptual model of the process of attention. One can attribute awareness to others or to oneself. Awareness of X is the brain's perceptual metaphor for the deep attentive processing of X. A set of ten comments on our hypothesis are included in this issue. Each comment raises specific points some of which directly challenge the hypothesis. Here we respond to these specific points and challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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