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The Concept of Internal Representation in The QBIT Theory of Consciousness

Version 1 : Received: 24 July 2019 / Approved: 26 July 2019 / Online: 26 July 2019 (12:59:02 CEST)

How to cite: Beshkar, M. The Concept of Internal Representation in The QBIT Theory of Consciousness. Preprints 2019, 2019070301 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0301.v1). Beshkar, M. The Concept of Internal Representation in The QBIT Theory of Consciousness. Preprints 2019, 2019070301 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0301.v1).

Abstract

The QBIT theory is an attempt toward solving the problem of consciousness in the light of Quantum mechanics, Biology, Information theory, and Thermodynamics. “Internal representation” is a key concept in the QBIT theory of consciousness. An internal representation is defined as a pack of information (within a cognitive system) that represents an external stimulus.The QBIT theory suggests that when robustness of an internal representation exceeds a certain threshold, a conscious experience (or a quale) is generated. In this paper, the concept of internal representation and its relation with consciousness is explored.

Subject Areas

consciousness; information compression; internal representation; QBIT theory; qualia; subjective experience

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