Against Division: Consciousness, Information and the Visual Streams

Mind and Language 29 (4):383-406 (2014)
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Milner and Goodale's influential account of the primate cortical visual streams involves a division of consciousness between them, for it is the ventral stream that has the responsibility for visual consciousness. Hence, the dorsal visual stream is a ‘zombie’ stream. In this article, I argue that certain information carried by the dorsal stream likely plays a central role in the egocentric spatial content of experience, especially the experience of visual spatial constancy. Thus, the dorsal stream contributes to a pervasive feature of consciousness
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The Visual Brain in Action.Milner, A. David & Goodale, Melvyn A.
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