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Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the Feel of Consciousness

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This book proposes a novel view to explain how we as humans -- contrary to current robots -- can have the impression of consciously feeling things: for example the red of a sunset, the smell of a rose, the sound of a symphony, or a pain. The book starts off by looking at visual perception. Our ability to see turns out to be much more mysterious than one might think. The ey ...more
Hardcover, 211 pages
Published June 24th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Ophelia
Dec 21, 2013 Ophelia rated it it was amazing
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A year ago, I had the privilege to attend a lecture by J. Kevin O’Regan, ex-director of the Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception at the Université René Descartes, Paris 5. In his book, Why Red doesn’t sound like a bell, J. Kevin O’Regan writes about consciousness and feel in a new way. The first part is about the feel of seeing.

Why do we think we see “everything” in front of us whereas our eyes are not that good? Is it because the brain provides us with a fully corrected representation? N
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Alexi Parizeau
Sep 07, 2015 Alexi Parizeau rated it it was amazing
This is an incredibly concise and concrete explanation of feeling and consciousness. I'm amazed at how much is covered in this book and how clearly it's explained. The Notes for each Chapter are also quite helpful. Really great job!
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o'regan's one of my favorite cognitive scientists. the only reason i haven't read it yet is that i've read a bunch of his papers already and i had to stop and read about retinas.

i'm really looking forward to it though.

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