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    What is Consciousness?: Towards a Preliminary Definition
    with Alfredo Pereira Jr
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 16 (5): 28-45. 2009.
    There is little or no general agreement about what researchers should focus on when studying consciousness. The most active scientific studies often use the methods of Cognitive Neuroscience and focus mainly on vision. Other aspects and contents of consciousness, namely thoughts and emotions, are much less studied, possibly leading to a biased view of what consciousness is and how it works. In this essay we describe what we call a referential nucleus, implicit in much of consciousness research. …Read more