Consciousness = Intergrated Information?

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Consciousness = Intergrated Information? Empty Consciousness = Intergrated Information?

Post  Tim on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:44 pm

No arguments here (yet), just posting some information that was requested

Skip to about 23m for the interesting parts

Information - Consciousness is informative
Integration - Consciousness is intergrated into a unitary perspective

I think these correspond to inTentionality (at least reference) and intenSionality, respectively.

Compare this statement from the video:
"A system's capacity for integrated information, and thus for consciousness, can be measured by asking how much information a system contains above and beyond that possessed by its individual parts"

with the negation of the thesis of extensionality:
"The thesis of extensionality says that every meaningful declarative sentence is equivalent to some extensional sentence.
Two terms are coextensive only when they have the same extension
A sentence is extensional only when each and every replacement of a component of a sentence with a coextensive term preserves truth value."

More on this later
Christof Koch - Consciousness: confessions of a romantic reductionist [e-reserve]
Giulio Tononi - "Consciousness as integrated information: a provisional manifesto"

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