Taking in consideration the carefulness required in any claim of a novel theory on consciousness and the necessary time to read and digest such a paper: “Homing in on Consciousness in the Nervous System: An Action-Based Synthesis” published at Behavioral and Brain Sciences by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella from San Francisco state University.
A traditional disputed field among philosopher’s, psychologists, and many other research areas, theories of mind struggle to stand in solid ground. In this aspect, this paper could be situated as a more naturalistic approach to the matter.
Focusing in overt action and reversing the attempt to understand mind-brain relationships from action to causes (instead of a stimulus-response study) is indeed not usual in recent or mainstream debate. On this, it may bear some interesting dialogue with Piaget’s theory on intelligence, impulse and logic.
Such approach and the naturalistic arguments walk its way in what could be a descriptive, not normative, theory of mind-brain relationship.
A short introduction may be found by means of the press release issued along the article.