@misc{cogprints1570, volume = {5}, title = {Consciousness: An afterthought}, author = {Stevan Harnad}, year = {1982}, pages = {29--47}, journal = {Cognition and Brain Theory}, keywords = {mind/body problem, consciousness, causality, cognitive medeling, qualia, epiphenomenalism, free will}, url = {http://cogprints.org/1570/}, abstract = {Our sense that we do something deliberately may be an afterthought that arises after our brains have already triggered our action unconsciously. Consciousness itself may be a similar illusory afterthought, with no direct causal role. In any case, Methodological epiphenomenalism, together with the Turing Test, seem to be be the best strategy for cognitive modelling.} }