Doing Your Mind

Research, comments and musings about active minds.


Perceptual Modalities: The Overlooked Ecological Viewpoint.

I’ve just received the off-prints of a paper of mine being published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies on perceptual modalities, and what the enactive approach would have to say about the matter. Basically, I argue that there is a distinction between sensory modalities and perceptual modalities, with the latter being complex and structured not […]

Coma, Consciousness and Sensorimotor Scepticism

The BBC have an article and video about Rom Houben, a Belgian man who was misdiagnosed as being in a coma for 23 years, but for that entire time claims to have been normally conscious. Aaron Sloman has made the point on the PHILOS-L mailing list that this case challenges any sensorimotor theory of consciousness, […]