1. The self-organizing consciousness.Pierre Perruchet & Annie Vinter - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (3):297-388.
    We propose that the isomorphism generally observed between the representations composing our momentary phenomenal experience and the structure of the world is the end-product of a progressive organization that emerges thanks to elementary associative processes that take our conscious representations themselves as the stuff on which they operate, a thesis that we summarize in the concept of Self-Organizing Consciousness (SOC). Key Words: Associative learning; automatism; consciousness; development; implicit learning; incubation; language; mental representation; perception; phenomenal experience.
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    Is there an implicit level of representation?Annie Vinter & Pierre Perruchet - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4):730-731.
  3. Implicit learning shapes new conscious percepts and representations.Pierre Perruchet, Annie Vinter & J. Gallego - 1997 - Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 4:43-48.
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    The self-organizing consciousness as an alternative model of the mind.Pierre Perruchet & Annie Vinter - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (3):360-380.
    Through the concept of self-organizing consciousness (SOC), we posit that the dynamic of the mind stems from the recurrent interplay between the properties of conscious experiences and the properties of the world, hence making it unnecessary to postulate the existence of an unconscious mental level. In contrast, arguments are provided by commentators for the need for a functional level of organization located between the neural and the conscious. Other commentaries challenge us concerning the ability of our model to account for (...)
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  5. Linking learning and consciousness: The self-organizing consciousness (SOC) model.Pierre Perruchet & Annie Vinter - 2003 - In Axel Cleeremans (ed.), The Unity of Consciousness. Oxford University Press.
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    What about consciousness during learning?Annie Vinter & Pierre Perruchet - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (1):173-173.
    Though we fully agree that unconscious processing produces explicit representations that form the conscious phenomenal experience of the subject, identifying phenomenal experience with stable patterns of activation in a PDP network seriously limits O'Brien & Opie's thesis. They fail to recognize the constructive role of consciousness during the learning episode itself, reducing consciousness to a resulting outcome of the learning episode. We illustrate how consciousness can guide and shape the formation of increasingly structured representations of the world by presenting a (...)
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    Feature creation as a byproduct of attentional processing.Pierre Perruchet & Annie Vinter - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):33-34.
    Attributing the creation of new features to categorization requirements implies that the exemplars displayed are correctly assigned to their category. This constraint limits the scope of Schyns et al.'s proposal to supervised learning. We present data suggesting that this constraint is unwarranted and we argue that feature creation is better thought of as a byproduct of the attentional, on-line processing of incoming information.
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