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Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., & O’Regan, J. K. (2014). The emergence of use of a rake-like tool: a longitudinal study in human infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00491
You can find here the transcript and slides of my plenary talk at the May 2023 Taormina “Towards a Science of Consciousness” conference. The talk was based on my 2023 paper in Frontiers in Psychology explaining how sensorimotor theory can make inroads into solving the hard problem of phenomenal consciousness. It claims that experiences have “something it’s like” because we can lose voluntary control over the flow of information, over our bodies, over attention deployment and over motivation.