Bernard J Baars

Summary

Affiliation: The Neurosciences Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Consciousness, biology and quantum hypotheses
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
    Phys Life Rev 9:285-94. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Not full reductions, but better explanations: Comment on "Neuroontology, neurobiological naturalism, and consciousness: a challenge to scientific reduction and a solution" by Todd E. Feinberg
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
    Phys Life Rev 9:40-2. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint An architectural model of conscious and unconscious brain functions: Global Workspace Theory and IDA
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, USA 3616 Chestnut St, Apt 3, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Neural Netw 20:955-61. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Global workspace theory of consciousness: toward a cognitive neuroscience of human experience
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dv, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Prog Brain Res 150:45-53. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Brain, conscious experience and the observing self
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Trends Neurosci 26:671-5. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Neural Darwinism and consciousness
    Anil K Seth
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:140-68. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Criteria for consciousness in humans and other mammals
    Anil K Seth
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:119-39. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying hallmarks of consciousness in non-mammalian species
    David B Edelman
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:169-87. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Consciousness eclipsed: Jacques Loeb, Ivan P. Pavlov, and the rise of reductionistic biology after 1900
    Ralph J Greenspan
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:219-30. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Spontaneous repetitive thoughts can be adaptive: postscript on "mind wandering"
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:208-10. 2010

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Consciousness, biology and quantum hypotheses
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
    Phys Life Rev 9:285-94. 2012
    ..While in the future we may discover quantum effects that bear distinctively on conscious cognition 'as such,' we do not have such evidence today...
  2. doi request reprint Not full reductions, but better explanations: Comment on "Neuroontology, neurobiological naturalism, and consciousness: a challenge to scientific reduction and a solution" by Todd E. Feinberg
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
    Phys Life Rev 9:40-2. 2012
    ..Yet physics is a widely admired model of scientific theory. Judging by more modest historical standards we are making steady progress on Feinberg's four basic questions...
  3. ncbi request reprint An architectural model of conscious and unconscious brain functions: Global Workspace Theory and IDA
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, USA 3616 Chestnut St, Apt 3, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Neural Netw 20:955-61. 2007
    ..It also generates testable predictions, both empirical and computational...
  4. ncbi request reprint Global workspace theory of consciousness: toward a cognitive neuroscience of human experience
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dv, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Prog Brain Res 150:45-53. 2005
    ..These findings are consistent with the GW hypothesis, which is now favored by a number of scientists and philosophers...
  5. ncbi request reprint Brain, conscious experience and the observing self
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Trends Neurosci 26:671-5. 2003
    ..Such functions can be viewed as properties of the subject, rather than the object, of experience - the 'observing self' that appears to be needed to maintain the conscious state...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neural Darwinism and consciousness
    Anil K Seth
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:140-68. 2005
    ..While no theory accounts fully for all of these properties at present, we find that ND and its recent extensions fare well...
  7. ncbi request reprint Criteria for consciousness in humans and other mammals
    Anil K Seth
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:119-39. 2005
    ..However, as we learn more we may be able to make "deeper" predictions that apply to some birds, reptiles, large-brained invertebrates, and perhaps other species...
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying hallmarks of consciousness in non-mammalian species
    David B Edelman
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:169-87. 2005
    ..We conclude that a strong case can be made for avian species and that the case for cephalopods remains open. Nonetheless, a consistent effort should yield new means for interpreting animal behavior...
  9. ncbi request reprint Consciousness eclipsed: Jacques Loeb, Ivan P. Pavlov, and the rise of reductionistic biology after 1900
    Ralph J Greenspan
    The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:219-30. 2005
    ..The intellectual origins of this view and the impediment to the study of consciousness as an object of inquiry in its own right that it may have imposed on peers, students, and those who followed is explored...
  10. doi request reprint Spontaneous repetitive thoughts can be adaptive: postscript on "mind wandering"
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:208-10. 2010
    ..Spontaneous conscious thoughts, even if they appear to be arbitrary, irrelevant, unwanted, or intrusive, may still play an important adaptive role in life-relevant problem solving and learning...
  11. ncbi request reprint Subjective experience is probably not limited to humans: the evidence from neurobiology and behavior
    Bernard J Baars
    The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:7-21. 2005
    ..This evidence is quite similar in other mammals and perhaps some non-mammalian species. On the weight of the biological evidence, therefore, subjectivity may be conserved in species with human-like brains and behavior...
  12. ncbi request reprint One, not two, neural correlates of consciousness
    Bernard J Baars
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:269; author reply 270. 2005