Awareness may be existence as well as (Higher-order) thought
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 2000; 23: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 214+.
Abstract: Rolls attributes to consciousness the functions of reflection, planning, and error-correction. Neuropsychologically grounded cybernetic theory provides and analogous, broader conceptualization: consciousness constructs goals (and plans), alters the valence of goal-related phenomena, registers error-signals, and explores unexpected circumstances (reconfiguring goals and plans as necessary). Consciousness plays a fundamental unrecognized ontological role, as well, conferring the status of ''discriminable object'' on select aspects of otherwise indeterminate ''being.''.
Note: Editorial Peterson JB, Univ Toronto, Dept Psychol, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3, CANADA