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15. Nature of Minds / B. Properties of Minds / 7. Blindsight

[evidence of perception without consciousness]

6 ideas
Blindsight subjects glean very paltry information [Dennett]
In peripheral vision we see objects without their details, so blindsight is not that special [Dennett]
Fish may operate by blindsight [Lockwood]
In blindsight both qualia and intentionality are missing [Chalmers]
In blindsight V1 (normal vision) is inactive, but V5 (movement) lights up [Carter,R]
The brain may have two systems for vision, with only the older one intact in blindsight [Lowe]