Unconscious influences on decision making in blindsight

Berit Brogaard, Kristian Marlow, Kevin Rice

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Abstract

Newell & Shanks (N&S) argue that an explanation for blindsight need not appeal to unconscious brain processes, citing research indicating that the condition merely reflects degraded visual experience. We reply that other evidence suggests blindsighters' predictive behavior under forced choice reflects cognitive access to low-level visual information that does not correlate with visual consciousness. Therefore, while we grant that visual consciousness may be required for full visual experience, we argue that it may not be needed for decision making and judgment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Unconscious influences on decision making in blindsight. / Brogaard, Berit; Marlow, Kristian; Rice, Kevin.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2014, p. 22-23.

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Brogaard, Berit ; Marlow, Kristian ; Rice, Kevin. / Unconscious influences on decision making in blindsight. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 22-23.
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