Awareness in logic and cognitive neuroscience

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Abstract

Cognitive neuroscience has provided important insights into the notions like implicit versus explicit information processing in perception, object identification, memory, and general information retrieval. Even more topically, neuroscience has brought the notion of awareness in the forefront. of human knowledge. Yet the logical reflections of awareness and the implicit/explicit distinction have remained by and large uncharted. To improve on this situation, we introduce cognitively motivated logical operators related to actual experimental aspects of awareness into the modal language. Their semantics is given by grounding logical senses of awareness on a dynamic structure of possible worlds. We show that many neuroscientific findings on neural dysfunctions can be made to contribute to the logical level of investigation. In particular, the logics of awareness are enriched by experimental findings on brain and cognitive disorders such as blindsight, unilateral neglect, prosopagnosia, and implicit memory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2002
EditorsRonald H. Johnston, Michael R. Smith, Yingxu Wang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages155-162
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769517242, 9780769517247
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2002 - Calgary, Canada
Duration: Aug 19 2002Aug 20 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2002

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2002
CountryCanada
CityCalgary
Period8/19/028/20/02

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Keywords

  • awareness
  • implicit/explicit distinction
  • Logic
  • neur oscience
  • possible-worlds semantics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Information Systems

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Pietarinen, A. (2002). Awareness in logic and cognitive neuroscience. In R. H. Johnston, M. R. Smith, & Y. Wang (Eds.), Proceedings - 1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2002 (pp. 155-162). [1039293] (Proceedings - 1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2002). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/COGINF.2002.1039293