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The Global Workspace Needs Metacognition

Citation: Shea, Nicholas and Frith, Chris (2019) The Global Workspace Needs Metacognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences . ISSN 1364-6613

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The two leading cognitive accounts of consciousness currently available con-cern global workspace (a form of working memory) and metacognition. There isrelatively little interaction between these two approaches and it has even beensuggested that the two accounts are rival and separable alternatives. Here, weargue that the successful function of a global workspace critically requires thatthe broadcast representations include a metacognitive component.

Creators: Shea, Nicholas (0000-0002-2032-5705) and Frith, Chris and
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Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: consciousness, global availability, meta-representation, confidence, working memory, report
Divisions: Institute of Philosophy
  • 29 May 2019 (published)
  • 22 April 2019 (accepted)


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