Neural correlates and causal mechanisms

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What Joseph Neisser calls for is exactly right: more philosophy of science will help us better understand and refine the idea of neural correlates of consciousness (NCC). But (i) the key bit of philosophy of science Neisser appeals to is itself in need of clarification; (ii) the orthodox NCC definition is more resourceful than Neisser allows, and (iii) it is possible to resist the phenomenological conception of conscious experience that fuels some of Neisser's argument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-692
Number of pages2
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Causal mechanisms
  • Causation
  • Neural correlates of consciousness
  • Supervenience

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