Philosophy of Science (5):1239-1249 (2018)

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Matthias Michel
New York University
Abstract
As for most measurement procedures in the course of their development, measures of consciousness face the problem of coordination, i.e., the problem of knowing whether a measurement procedure actually measures what it is intended to measure. I focus on the case of the Perceptual Awareness Scale to illustrate how ignoring this problem leads to ambiguous interpretations of subjective reports in consciousness science. In turn, I show that empirical results based on this measurement procedure might be systematically misinterpreted.
Keywords Consciousness Science  Perceptual Awareness Scale  Measurement of consciousness  Neural correlates of consciousness  Problem of coordination
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DOI 10.1086/705509
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