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Consciousness is already solved: The continued debate is not about science

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 March 2022

Michael S. A. Graziano*
Affiliation:
Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ08544, USA. Graziano@princeton.eduhttps://grazianolab.princeton.edu/

Abstract

A logical explanation of consciousness has been known for decades. The brain must construct a specific set of information about conscious feeling (theory-of-mind information), causing people to believe, think, and claim to have consciousness. Theories that propose an actual, intangible feeling are non-explanatory. They add a magical red herring while leaving unexplained the objective phenomena: the believing, thinking, and claiming.

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