'Reality' and 'Virtual Reality' Mechanisms in the Brain and their Significance
Author: Smythies, John
Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 16, Number 4, 2009 , pp. 69-80(12)
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Abstract:This paper presents the results of some recent experiments in neuroscience and introspectionist psychology that reveal the role of virtual reality in normal visual perception, and the use of television information compression technology by the visual brain. This involves particularly the cholinergic system in the forebrain. This research throws new light on the nature of consciousness, in particular in connection with the debate between Naïve Realists and Physiological Realists.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-01-01