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The Mismeasure of Consciousness: A problem of coordination for the Perceptual Awareness Scale

Michel, Matthias (2018) The Mismeasure of Consciousness: A problem of coordination for the Perceptual Awareness Scale. [Preprint]

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Abstract

As for most measurement procedures in the course of their development, measures of consciousness face the problem of coordination, i.e., the problem of knowing whether a measurement procedure actually measures what it is intended to measure. I focus on the case of the Perceptual Awareness Scale to illustrate how ignoring this problem leads to ambiguous interpretations of subjective reports in consciousness science. In turn, I show that empirical results based on this measurement procedure might be systematically misinterpreted.


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Michel, Matthias
Keywords: Consciousness Science; Problem of coordination; Perceptual Awareness Scale; Measurement of consciousness
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Depositing User: Mr Matthias Michel
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 19:09
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 19:09
Item ID: 15145
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Date: 3 October 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15145

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