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Passive frame theory: A new synthesis

  • Ezequiel Morsella (a1) (a2), Christine A. Godwin (a3), Tiffany K. Jantz (a4), Stephen C. Krieger (a5) and Adam Gazzaley (a2) (a6)...

Passive frame theory attempts to illuminate what consciousness is, in mechanistic and functional terms; it does not address the “implementation” level of analysis (how neurons instantiate conscious states), an enigma for various disciplines. However, in response to the commentaries, we discuss how our framework provides clues regarding this enigma. In the framework, consciousness is passive albeit essential. Without consciousness, there would not be adaptive skeletomotor action.

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