July 18, 2024

A journal club discussion of A relational approach to consciousness: categories of level and contents of consciousness' by Naotsugu Tsuchiya and Hayato Saigo: https://academic.oup.com/nc/article/d...

The discussion participants were special guest Naotsugu Tsuchiya, along with Niccolo Negro (philosopher) and Ariel Zeleznikow-Johnston (neuroscientist).

This a video in a series of journal club discussions trying to understand the 'qualia structure' research project. Broadly speaking, this is a research project which seeks to understand consciousness by understanding the relationships between experiences that a person can have, and how there may be something in neural activity that systematically corresponds to these relationships. What exactly this means is still unclear at a metaphysical and methodological level, and this series is designed to explore papers that may help us understand the project better.