1 Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University 2 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University 3 Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University 4 Kobenhavns Universitet
After decades of research, blindsight is still a mysterious and controversial topic in consciousness research. Currently, many researchers tend to think of it as an ideal phenomenon to investigate neural correlates of consciousness, whereas others believe that blindsight is in fact a kind of degraded vision rather than "truly blind". This article considers both perspectives and finds that both have difficulties understanding all existing evidence about blindsight. In order to reconcile the perspectives, we suggest two specific criteria for a good model of blindsight, able to encompass all evidence. We propose that the REF-CON model (Overgaard & Mogensen, 2014) may work as such a model. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Consciousness and Cognition, 2015, Vol 32, Issue Special Issue. Type 2 Blindsight, p. 33-40
Blindsight; Brain injury; Consciousness; REF; REF-CON
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