Core SMT papers

updated 2022-10-17

Here is an annotated list of my favorite philosophically oriented texts explaining the SMT in detail.

List of core articles about SMT

O’Regan, J. K. (2023). How voluntary control over information and body movements determines “what it’s like” to have perceptual, bodily, emotional and mental experiences. Frontiers in Psychology, 13. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (2016). How the Sensorimotor Approach to Consciousness Bridges Both Comparative and Absolute Explanatory Gaps: And Some Refinements of the Theory. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(5–6), 39–65. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (2014). The Explanatory Status of the Sensorimotor Approach to Phenomenal Consciousness, and Its Appeal to Cognition. In J. M. Bishop & A. O. Martin (Eds.), Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory (pp. 23–35). Springer International Publishing. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (2012). How to build a robot that is conscious and feels. Minds and Machines, 22(2), 117–136. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (2011). Why red doesn’t sound like a bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness. Oxford University Press. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (2010). Explaining what people say about sensory qualia. In Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor dynamics and two visual systems (N. Gangopadhyay, M. Madary, F. Spicer (Eds), pp. 31–50). Oxford University Press. Download
Myin, E., & O’Regan, J. K. (2008). Situated perception and sensation in vision and other modalities. In P. Robbins & M. Aydede (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Situated Perception (pp. 185–200). Cambridge University Press. Download
O’Regan, J. K., Myin, E., & Noë, A. (2005). Sensory consciousness explained (better) in terms of ‘corporality’and ‘alerting capacity.’ Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 4(4), 369–387. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (2001). The ‘feel’ of seeing: Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(6), 278–279. Download
Noë, A., & O’Regan, J. K. (2000). Perception, attention, and the grand illusion. Psyche, 6(15), 6–15. Download
O’Regan, J. K. (1992). Solving the" real" mysteries of visual perception: the world as an outside memory. Canadian Journal of Psychology/Revue Canadienne de Psychologie, 46(3), 461–488. Download