It’s not a ‘stream’ of consciousness
- May 8, 2015
- An op-ed by Greg Hickok, cognitive sciences professor, is featured in The New York Times May 8, 2015
From The NYT:
In 1890, the American psychologist William James famously likened our conscious experience to the flow of a stream... recent research has shown that the “stream” of consciousness is, in fact, an illusion. We actually perceive the world in rhythmic pulses rather than as a continuous flow… Gregory Hickok [is] a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine.
For the full story, please visit http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/opinion/sunday/its-not-a-stream-of-consciousness.html?_r=0.