%A Max Velmans %J Behavioral and Brain Sciences %T Neural activation, information, and phenomenal consciousness. %X O'Brien & Opie defend a "vehicle" rather than a "process" theory of consciousness largely on the grounds that only conscious information is "explicit". I argue that preconscious and unconscious representations can be functionally explicit (semantically well-formed and causally active). I also suggest that their analysis of how neural activation space mirrors the information structure of phenomenal experience fits more naturally into a dual-aspect theory of information than into their reductive physicalism. %N 1 %K neural activation, phenomenal, information, semantic coding, conscious, unconscious, explicit, implicit %P 172-173 %V 22 %D 1999 %L cogprints104