Theories of Mind and Consciousness
The goal of this topic is to build and track consensus around theories of consciousness. Everyone is invited to contribute, as we want to track the default popular consensus. There is also the “Mind Expert”
canonizer people can select, so people can compare the popular consensus with the “Expert Consensus”.
We focus on bridging the Explanatory Gap
to explore the qualitative nature of consciousness. We are asking the questions: “What are the physical properties of conscious experience?” Physical properties can be measured. “Can consciousness then be physically measured, tested, and observed?”
Contributors should work to describe experiments that are consistent with particular theories, and falsify competing theories.
This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project