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cartesian theatre

‘Cartesian Theatre’ in which conscious experience ‘comes together in a single point in the brain, much as René Descartes thought consciousness might be located in the tiny pineal gland, looking for just one point where the singular soul might connect with the brain. Cartesian Theatre cannot work, there is no single point in the brain where ‘it all comes together’

a different but simple “theatre of consciousness” concept is reviewed “In the Theater of Consciousness: Global Workspace Theory, A Rigorous Scientific Theory of Consciousness.” by Bernard J. Baars, (The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego), Journal of Consciousness Studies 4, No. 4, 1997, pp. 292-309

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    metaphor of a “spotlight” of visual attention, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave (fire-cast shadows) and Crick’s thalamic spotlight, both are unifying