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I am interested in examining face and object recognition as well as the functional organisation of the ventral temporal lobes with masked priming techniques and functional magnetic resonance imaging coupled with multivariate pattern analysis.


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answered Retrieving information: how can we know so fast that we don't know something?
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comment Why do one's surroundings still seem to rotate when you stop whirling around?
Screw the playground! What would be neat would be to apply TMS to area MT to evoke phosphenes after someone has spun around (eyes open or eyes closed). If the phosphenes are moving in a particular direction then the vestibular system must be influencing the visual signals somehow,
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comment Descriptive models of different types of consciousness
You could also look at Stanislas Deheane's model of consciousness, this sets up a taxonomy of mental processes in the brain. However, according to this model, level 1 would map onto subliminal processing, and levels 2 & 3 would map onto conscious processing
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comment Descriptive models of different types of consciousness
Basically, the 2nd and 3rd level map onto the measures of conscious awareness; with the 2nd level being an objective measure, and the 3rd level a subjective measure. So what you have is evidence of subconscious emotional evaluation of stimuli in the absence of conscious evaluation. So, in short, level 2 and level 3 are different measures of the same thing, consciousness.
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comment Why do one's surroundings still seem to rotate when you stop whirling around?
Are you sitting down on a spinny chair? Close your eyes, spin around and open your eyes. The world still spins even though the your visual system is not adapted to the motion.
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comment Why do one's surroundings still seem to rotate when you stop whirling around?
After-effects are not the accepted explanation for dizziness. Also, motion after-effects are rarely observed when the stimulus viewed after adaptation is static, however dizziness is experienced even for static visual input. Indeed, after-effects are much weaker than the dizziness caused by spinning around.
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answered What neural mechanism explains the tendency to visually attend to the whole scene before attending to details?
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answered Descriptive models of different types of consciousness
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comment Descriptive models of different types of consciousness
Although your question is about theoretical frameworks, I think a more direct answer comes from considering issues surrounding measurement of conscious and subconscious processing. For a theoretical perspective I suggest looking up the sizeable literature concerning conscious and unconscious emotion processing, and possibly the cognition vs emotion literature.
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accepted How to compare linear and categorical models of perceptual comparisons?
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revised How to compare linear and categorical models of perceptual comparisons?
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