Theory of consciousness branded ‘pseudoscience’ by neuroscientists

Theory of consciousness branded ‘pseudoscience’ by neuroscientists

We don’t know where consciousness comes from

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One of the leading theories of consciousness, known as integrated information theory or IIT, has been branded a pseudoscience in an open letter by 124 neuroscientists, including some of the field’s biggest names.

The letter, which was posted online last week and has been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, says that the most recent experimental evidence claimed to support IIT did not, in fact, test the core ideas of the theory, and that it is not even possible to do so.

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