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Consciousness, semiosis, and the unbinding problem
University of Skövde, School of Bioscience. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre. (Kognitiv neurovetenskap och filosofi, Consciousness and Cognitive Neuroscience)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1221-6699
2016 (English)In: Language & Communication, ISSN 0271-5309, E-ISSN 1873-3395Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Any wider discussion of semiosis must address not only how semiosis came about, in terms of evolutionary pressures and requisite cognitive infrastructure, but also – as importantly, and too easily forgotten – how human beings experience and have experienced it, and how that experience reflects (at the same time shaping) its development. Much discussion has focused on resolving how inputs from external sensory modalities combine with internal brain processes to produce unified consciousness: the so-called binding problem. One might wish to distinguish between the coming together of conscious experience in terms of underlying mechanics and the seemingly unavoidable reality that human beings experience a consciousness that is, from the onset, phenomenally unified. The unbinding problem is shown to be potentially just as important to telling the story.

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Elsevier, 2016.
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binding problem, experience, semiosis, semiotic resources, multimodality, language origins
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Humanities and Social sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13116DOI: 10.1016/j.langcom.2016.10.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13116DiVA: diva2:1047682
Available from: 2016-11-18 Created: 2016-11-18 Last updated: 2017-01-20

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