Mind Science


Objectification of the Content of Consciousness

Authors: Daisuke H. Tanaka, Tsutomu Tanabe

The content of consciousness has been strictly escaped from scientific research due to its subjective, non-objective property. Here we show an empirical way to objectify the content of consciousness. We reconsidered the subjective-objective distinction and argued that it was not necessarily black-and-white but was continuous. Two factors appeared to affect the degree of objectiveness: number of individuals who confirmed the issue, and reproducibility to confirm the issue. In conclusion, if a specific content of consciousness was reproducibly confirmed by multiple individuals, it could be regarded as objective. According to this conclusion, we raise three neurological premises to objectify the content of consciousness: (1) a minimally-sufficient content-specific NCC (mscNCC) exists in the human brain, (2) a specific mscNCC gives rise to a specific content of consciousness, (3) the mscNCC is reproducible among multiple brains. We also raise potential experiments to test these premises.

Comments: 29 pages, 4 figures

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[v1] 2018-04-12 22:52:34
[v2] 2018-07-16 23:42:42

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