Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Hardcover | April 22, 2015

EditorMorten Overgaard

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The past two decades have seen a surge of interest in the topic of consciousness, with the result that the research literature has expanded greatly. However, until now, there has been little consensus on just which methods are the most effective for the study of consciousness. As a result, awide range of experimental paradigms have been employed, sometimes making it difficult to compare and contrast experimental findings. Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research is the first book of its kind, providing an overview of methods and approaches for studying consciousness. The chapters are written by leading researchers and experts, who describe the methods they actually use in their own studies, along with theirpitfalls, problems, and difficulties. For all students and researchers embarking on research in this area - and even seasoned researchers - this book is a valuable source of information in helping them design, perform, and analyze scientifically rigorous experiments.

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The past two decades have seen a surge of interest in the topic of consciousness, with the result that the research literature has expanded greatly. However, until now, there has been little consensus on just which methods are the most effective for the study of consciousness. As a result, awide range of experimental paradigms have bee...

Morten Overgaard is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Aarhus University and of Neuropsychology at Aalborg University. He started his career developing his own research group (Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit/CNRU) and his own approach to studying and thinking about consciousness. He has headed several national and internation...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.85 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section One: Introduction1. Morten Overgaard: Consciousness research methods: The empirical "hard problem"2. Morten Overgaard: The challenge of measuring consciousness3. Bert Timmermans and Axel Cleeremans: How can we measure awareness? An overview of current methodsSection Two: Experimental Paradigms4. Talis Bachmann: Unmasking the pitfalls of the masking method in consciousness research5. Man Song, Ai Koizumi, and Hakwan C. Lau: A Behavioral Method to Manipulate Metacognitive Awareness Independent of Stimulus Awareness6. Maxine Sherman, Adam B. Barrett and Ryota Kanai: Inferences about Consciousness Using Subjective Reports of Confidence7. Arnaud Destrebecqz, Ana Franco, Julie Bertels and Vinciane Gaillard: Direct and indirect measures of statistical learning8. J.W. Brascamp: Binocular rivalry and other forms of visual bistabilitySection Three: Subjective Measures9. Elisabeth Norman and Mark C. Price: Measuring consciousness with confidence ratings10. Mads Jensen, Steven Di Costa and Patrick Haggard: Intentional Binding: A measure of agency11. Kristian Sandberg and Morten Overgaard: Using the Perceptual Awareness Scale (PAS)Section Four: Analysis and Statistics12. Zoltan Dienes: How Bayesian statistics are needed to determine whether mental states are unconscious13. Kim Mouridsen: Handling the p - and how real evidence goes beyond p-valuesSection Five: Metachapters14. Colin Klein and Jakob Hohwy: Variability, convergence and dimensions of consciousness