qualia

On the “Structural qualia: a solution to the hard problem of consciousness” by Kristjan Loorits

The hard problem of consciousness, the question of how conscious experiences (qualia) arise out of brain activity, is haunting neuroscientific community so much, because there doesn’t seem to be any plan, any idea on how to even tackle this issue. Kristjan Loorits in his new article Structural qualia: a solution to the hard problem of consciousness, building on work done by Francis Crick and Christoff Koch, proposes that the best way to proceed is to analyze the structure of qualia (what they are composed of, how do they relate to themselves and to brain activity), so that they will be much easier for science to explain them, by linking them (by causal relations or other) to already known facts.

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