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Welcome! To a shared workspace for bjb and friends...





articles on consciousness and the brain

demonstrations, brain images and experiments to explore

Discussions, debates and new findings...




                           (click on SideBar for details >>>)



if you want to participate, please email me



Coming Soon ... (with luck)

Soon we will have a downloadable copy of my 1988 book, A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness (published by Cambridge University Press, but soon to be in the Google book domain). This book is widely cited as the source of Global Workspace Theory, a framework for scientific evidence about human consciousness. It is still the most complete statement of the theory.



A popular account is given in In the Theater of Consciousness, the Workspace of the Mind

    • (Oxford, 1997), and in the downloadable articles (See SideBar >>>).
    • For recent evidence, please look for the most recent articles on this site.




I hope to use this wiki site for discussions, seminars, web links, and references, as well.


Blog updates on the latest discoveries in the science literature ... !


Emerging questions, and maybe a few answers...


Ongoing development of Global Workspace Theory (GWT), and discussion of other efforts to try to understand one of the most intriguing mysteries in the biosphere ...



  • The brain basis of consciousness is now a lively frontier question. (See SCIENCE magazine, date)


  • GWT suggests some ideas for that search. Professors Stan Dehaene and Murray Shanahan, and their coworkers, have pursued a "neuronal global workspace theory" in their own ways. Jim Newman, before his tragic death, made important contributions. A number of others have provided ideas, questions, and challenges.


  • Parallel efforts are coming from a number of researchers. I will try to keep a list of links and references here, to allow you to understand their work.


  • Opportunities for you to participate ...






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