Elusive phenomenology, counterfactual awareness, and presence without mastery

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Seth s counterfactual-based predictive processing account of presence is compelling and innovative; it gives a new, deeper understanding of a critical aspect of our phenomenology. Remaining in overall agreement with Seth s use of the prediction error minimization framework, I consider the elusive concept of presence, I probe the exact role of counterfactuals in the phenomenology of presence, and I suggest that some aspects of sense of presence can be accounted for by hierarchical inference without direct appeal to predictive processing of sensorimotor contingencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127 - 128
Number of pages2
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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