%A Rodrick Wallace %T Culture and generalized inattentional blindness %X A recent mathematical treatment of Baars' Global Workspace consciousness model, much in the spirit of Dretske's communication theory analysis of high level mental function, is used to study the effects of embedding cultural heritage on a generalized form of inattentional blindness. Culture should express itself quite distinctly in this basic psychophysical phenomenon, acting across a variety of sensory and other modalities, because the limited syntactic and grammatical 'bandpass' of the topological rate distortion manifold characterizing conscious attention is itself strongly sculpted by the constraints of cultural context. %D 2006 %K cognition, consciousness, culture, global workspace, groupoid, inattentional blindness, information theory, orbit equivalence class %L cogprints4859