Considering, somewhat simplistically, levels of consciousness as put
forward by Oakley (1985).
(reflexes, classical conditioning).
Found in simple nervous systems and in subcortical structures in more
(complex learning, reasoning, memory).
Found in advanced nervous systems with developed limbic system and
Found in nervous systems with highly evolved cortex structures (humans,
other primates [& dolphins?])
I noticed this discussed, with the (mainly implicit) suggestion made
that self-awareness is the highest [possible] state of consciousness.
- whether you agree.
- if not, the next one or more levels might be.
- whether the first addition should be the state in which one recognises
the higher levels [may] exist.
- or perhaps, more generally, the recognition that one's viewpoint may
be (or, more accurately, *is*, wrong or at best incomplete).
-- -----[ Martin J. Ling ]-----[ http://www.nodezero.org.uk ]-----
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