ISOMORPHISM BETWEEN CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE AND STRUCTURE OF INFORMATION
The core idea of this research area is the hypothesis that the structure of qualia and the structure of information are isomorphic. This idea was inspired by Yoneda's lemma in category theory.
Naotsugu Tsuchiya, Hayato Saigo (2020)
Applying Yoneda's lemma to consciousness research: categories of level and contents of consciousness
A search for an Isomorphism between conscious experience and structure of information (Nao Tsuchiya)
INTEGRATED INFORMATION THEORY
The idea of information structure is the focus of this research area. This idea was proposed in Integrated Information Theory(IIT). Although the methods for quantifying information structure are not limited to Integrated Information Theory, this is the basic concept of this research area.
Masafumi Oizumi, Larissa Albantakis, Giulio Tononi (2014)
IIT 3.0 Tutorial | Tsuchiya Lab
NEURAL BASIS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
You can watch 12-week lectures on "the neural basis of consciousness". They were given to 3rd year UG students with no assumed prior knowledge. Each video has the link to the slides used for that week.
This is so incredible. Can't imagine what it is like to be him... >10 years of misdiagnosis of unawareness, including his mother... https://t.co/AOBBsgwl01— Consciousness - tlab (@conscious_tlab) September 10, 2021
This is a news video of a man who was misdiagnosed as being in a vegetative state at the age of 12 and was forced to spend the next 10 years in a "ghostly" state.
It is difficult to objectively determine whether a person is conscious or not, and some people are misdiagnosed as being in a vegetative state like this.