Access Consciousness

Some articles on consciousness, access consciousness:

Ned Block
... in the field of the philosophy of mind who has made important contributions to matters of consciousness and cognitive science ... In his more recent work on consciousness, he has made a distinction between phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness, where phenomenal consciousness consists of subjective experience and ... He has argued that access consciousness and phenomenal consciousness might not always coincide in human beings ...
Huamn - Psychology - Consciousness and Thought
... Humans are variously said to possess consciousness, self-awareness, and a mind, which correspond roughly to the mental processes of thought ... Some philosophers divide consciousness into phenomenal consciousness, which is experience itself, and access consciousness, which is the processing of the things in experience ... Phenomenal consciousness is the state of being conscious, such as when they say "I am conscious." Access consciousness is being conscious of something in relation to abstract concepts, such as when one says "I am ...

Famous quotes containing the word access:

    In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.
    Saul Bellow (b. 1915)