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The Integrated Information Theory of Agency

Desmond, Hugh and Huneman, Philippe (2021) The Integrated Information Theory of Agency. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We propose that measures of information integration can be more
straightforwardly interpreted as measures of agency rather than of
consciousness. This may be useful to the goals of consciousness
research, given how agency and consciousness are “duals” in many
(though not all) respects.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Desmond, Hughhugh.desmond@uantwerpen.be0000-0002-4822-923X
Huneman, Philippe
Keywords: Agency; Consciousness; Information Theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Neuroscience > Cognitive Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Hugh Desmond
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 03:05
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 03:05
Item ID: 19599
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Neuroscience > Cognitive Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Date: December 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19599

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