Artificial Consciousness/Neural Correlates/Hybrid Models
The main difference between a Functional Model and a Hybrid Model, is that the hybrid model is based at least partially on the phenomenal models, and Neural Correlates. While the functional model is based primarily on the psychological models. Because the Hybrid model is based partially on the phenomenal models, it can take into account more recent research, that has not yet reached the sophistication necessary to qualify as a psychological model. This is partially because of the disciplinary distance between Neuroscience and Psychology. Because of this testing the Hybrid Model for function also acts as a test of the Neural Correlates and their interpretation that might be able to influence psychology when the psychologists become aware of the results.