David Gamez

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Page Range

pp. 93-102

Print Length

9 pages

7. Information Theories of Consciousness

Chapter of: Human and Machine Consciousness(pp. 93–102)
A number of people have claimed that information patterns are linked to consciousness regardless of whether they occur in a brain, a computer or a pile of sand. The seventh chapter shows that this approach fails because information is not a property of the physical world and any given information pattern can be extracted from both the conscious and unconscious brain. Information theories of consciousness should be reinterpreted as physical theories of consciousness.