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Department of Psychology


Publication details for Dr Bob Kentridge

Foley, R. & Kentridge, R.W. (2015). Type-2 Blindsight: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives. Consciousness and Cognition 32: 1-5.

Author(s) from Durham


The articles in this special issue on type-2 blindsight all arose from a three-day workshop at University College Dublin in May 2013. The project brought together empirical researchers and philosophers to address the often-overlooked issue of residual awareness in blindsight (type-2 blindsight). The result is a collection of papers that not only present an overview of the current empirical and theoretical work on type-2 blindsight, but also raise important questions for our understanding of methodological and conceptual issues concerning the attribution of awareness in psychophysics, the nature of visual perception and experience, and their underlying mechanisms. In this introduction, we first give a brief overview of the history of research into residual awareness following striate cortical damage and then summarize the contributions to this special issue.