The switch model of split-brain consciousness

  • Schechter E
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Abstract

The attempt to model the structure of consciousness in split-brain subjects is ongoing. This paper concerns the recently proposed “switch model” of split-brain consciousness, according to which a split-brain subject possesses only a single stream of consciousness, unified at and across time, that shifts from one hemisphere to the other from moment to moment. The paper argues that while the central explanatory element of the switch model may account for some aspects of split-brain consciousness, the best general picture of split-brain consciousness is still offered by some version of the “conscious duality model.”

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  • Consciousness and Attention
  • Split-Brain Phenomenon
  • Unity of Consciousness

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  • Elizabeth Schechter

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