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Intention and Awareness
Graeme E. Smith, GreySmith Institute of Advanced Studies
Libett's work suggests that the brain may do considerable processing before consciousness is invoked. This suggests a form of higher order processing called intention that is flexible, and able to respond to environmental parameters despite the lack of volition caused by the missing conscious state. Such a system must be to some extent self-programming and must be able to respond to failure by reprocessing. As a result of these factors and a proposed Cognitive Architecture based on my Dual Mode Cortex, and my Hybrid Memory Model, I present in this article a model of Intention and Awareness that makes them a necessary part of the cognitive architecture. Further I suggest that most Vertebrates tend to have brains that can support this cognitive model.
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