Beyond Dissociation: Interaction Between Dissociated Implicit and Explicit Processing

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Yves Rossetti, Antti Revonsuo
John Benjamins Publishing, 2000 - Psychology - 372 pages
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Analysis and dissociation have proved to be useful tools to understand the basic functions of the brain and the mind, which therefore have been decomposed to a multitude of ever smaller subsystems and pieces by most scientific approaches. However, the understanding of complex functions such as consciousness will not succeed without a more global consideration of the ways the mind-brain works. This implies that synthesis rather than analysis should be applied to the brain. The present book offers a collection of contributions ranging from sensory and motor cognitive neuroscience to mood management and thought, which all focus on the dissociation between conscious (explicit) and nonconscious (implicit) processing in different cognitive situations. The contributions in this book clearly demonstrate that conscious and nonconscious processes typically interact in complex ways. The central message of this collection of papers is: In order to understand how the brain operates as one integrated whole that generates cognition and behaviour, we need to reassemble the brain and mind and put all the conscious and nonconscious pieces back together again. (Series B)
 

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Contents

Interactions between Vision for Perception and Vision for Behavior
17
Insights from Blindsight
73
Dissociation and Coordination between
99
Interaction between Conscious Identification and NonConscious
129
Conscious and Nonconscious Processing of Visual Identity
153
Dissociation between Conscious and NonConscious Processing
175
Overt and Covert Face Recognition
195
Intentional Control of Automatic StimulusResponse Translation
221
The Interactive Role of Conscious
243
From an Implicit to an Explicit Theory of Mind
273
A Functional Analysis of
295
Consciousness and Automatic Behaviour
331
Conclusion
338
of Consciousness
353
Subject Index
369
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Antti Revonsuo is Professor of Cognitive Science in the School of Humanities and Informatics at the University of SkAvde, Sweden, and Director of the Consciousness Research Group in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Turku, Finland.

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