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Type-2 Blindsight: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives

Foley, R.; Kentridge, R.W.

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R. Foley


The articles in this special issue on type-2 blindsight all arose from a three-day workshop at University College Dublin in May 2013. The project brought together empirical researchers and philosophers to address the often-overlooked issue of residual awareness in blindsight (type-2 blindsight). The result is a collection of papers that not only present an overview of the current empirical and theoretical work on type-2 blindsight, but also raise important questions for our understanding of methodological and conceptual issues concerning the attribution of awareness in psychophysics, the nature of visual perception and experience, and their underlying mechanisms. In this introduction, we first give a brief overview of the history of research into residual awareness following striate cortical damage and then summarize the contributions to this special issue.


Foley, R., & Kentridge, R. (2015). Type-2 Blindsight: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives. Consciousness and Cognition, 32, 1-5.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jan 29, 2015
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Deposit Date May 15, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 29, 2016
Journal Consciousness and Cognition
Print ISSN 1053-8100
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Pages 1-5


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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Consciousness and Cognition. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Consciousness and Cognition, 32, March 2015, 10.1016/j.concog.2015.01.008.

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