Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 3–4, March/April 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Time and Consciousness Special Issue edited by Sean Enda Power 4      About Authors 7      Introduction                                                          Sean Enda Power 14      Experience and the Pacemaker-Accumulator Model                                                  Valtteri Arstila 37      A Typology of Altered States According to the Consciousness State Space Model  Aviva Berkovich-Ohana & Marc Wittmann 62      Disrupted Continuity of Subjective Time in the Milliseconds …

Inner Speech, Inner Music, and Self-Regulation

    Whit Blauvelt   I was happy to find, in 2017’s first JCS, Daniel Gregory’s Is Inner Speech Dialogic?, most especially because it combines an appreciation of Paul Grice, with whom I studied long ago, with critique of Charles Fernyhough, whose book The Voices Within (2016) I recently gained much from.  Gregory argues that inner speech, contrary to Fernyhough, …

The Role of Brain Mechanisms in the Generation of Consciousness

John Smythies Abstract: This paper first reviews our present understanding, and mis­understanding, of the ‘binding’ problem of how phenomenal colour, shape, and movement are integrated within the visual system. The traditional theory that this is done by interactions between the separate colour, shape, and motion computational centres in the visual cortex has been undermined by experiments carried out by Semir Zeki …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 1-2, January/February 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 3      About Authors Refereed Papers 7      The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything                                                                                                                                         Yochai Ataria 31      On Alien Philosophy                                                 R. Scott Bakker 53      The Contribution of Proposed Field Effects of Consciousness to the Prevention of US Accidental Fatalities                                                                                 Kenneth L. Cavanaugh & Michael C. Dillbeck 87      …

JCS Vol. 23, No. 11–12. Editorial Introduction

Keith Frankish   The topic of this special issue is the view that phenomenal conscious­ness (in the philosophers’ sense) is an illusion — a view I call illusionism. This view is not a new one: the first wave of identity theorists favoured it, and it currently has powerful and eloquent defenders, including Daniel Dennett, Nicholas Humphrey, Derk Pereboom, and Georges …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 23, No. 11-12, November/December 2016

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities   Illusionism Special Issue edited by Keith Frankish 4      About Authors 9      Editorial Introduction                                               Keith Frankish Target Article 11      Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness            Keith Frankish Commentaries 40      Illusionism’s Discontent                                            Katalin Balog 52      Delusions of Consciousness                                Susan Blackmore 65      Illusionism as the Obvious Default                    Theory of Consciousness       Daniel …

Science and Consciousness Just Wed — Should this Union Be Annulled?

Jonathan Bricklin The union of Science and Consciousness was recently celebrated in Tucson. After 11 biennial sessions as ‘Toward a Science of Con­sciousness’, the premier conference fostering their relationship has dropped the tentative ‘toward’. Congratulations to ‘The Science of Consciousness’. But why the long engagement? And how compatible are they really? The scientific study of consciousness was all the rage …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 23, No. 9-10, September/October 2016

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4      About Authors Refereed Papers 7      The Evolutionary Origins of Consciousness: Suggesting a Transition Marker                                                                        Zohar Z. Bronfman, Simona Ginsburg & Eva Jablonka 35      Conscious vs. Unconscious: In Defence of the Former                  Rowdy Bryant 50      ‘What it is Like’ Talk is not Technical Talk                                      Jonathan Farrell 66      Attention and Aesthetic Experience                                                  Peter …