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Conscious/unconscious both as evidence accumulation

The 2015 William James prize, which the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness annually awards to the best piece of research in the field of consciousness, was given to Alexandra Vlassova, who, in two rather phenomenal papers, shows how “evidence accumulation” works not just for conscious awareness, but also for unconscious information: accumulated perpetual evidence will bear on decision accuracy but not on confidence rating (a measure for awareness).

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These are the two papers:


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