GW theory in the spotlight of evolution
The global workspace architecture is examined from an evolutionary perspective. It is argued that certain aspects of the theory are difficult to account for in terms of a sequence of evolutionary elaborations. These notably include distinct actors and audience members, and the lingua franca by which they communicate. An alternative metaphor of a ‘global arena’ is suggested, along with speculation on how this bottleneck of behavioural competition may have evolved toward a more sophisticated architecture, perhaps even a theatre . . .
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Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Department of Physiology, University of Montreal, Montreal, (Quebec) H3C 3J7 Canada.
Publication date: 1997-04-01