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Partial awareness and the illusion of phenomenal consciousness.

Comments on an article by Ned Block (see record 2011-26553-022). The dissociation Block provides between phenomenal and access consciousness (P-consciousness and A-consciousness) captures much of our intuition about conscious experience. However, it raises a major methodological puzzle, and is not uniquely supported by the empirical evidence. We provide an alternative interpretation based on the notion of levels of representation and partial awareness. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)