1 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet 2 Aalborg Universitet 3 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns 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, p. 33-40
Faculty of Social Sciences; hjerne; hjernens organisering; neuroplasticitet; REF-modellen; REFCON-modellen; bevidsthed; blindsight; hjerneskade - brain damage; hjerneskade; Blindsight; Brain injury; Consciousness; REF; REF-CON
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