List of publications on consciousness

  • L. A. Coward and R. Sun, Hierarchical approaches to understanding consciousness . Neural Networks, Vol.20, pp.947-954. 2007.
  • L. A. Coward and R. Sun, Criteria for an effective theory of consciousness and some preliminary attempts. Consciousness and Cognition, Vol.13, pp. 268-301. 2004.
  • R. Sun, The emergence of consciousness --- BUC versus SOC . Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Vol.25, pp.355-356. 2003.
  • R. Sun, Computation, reduction, and teleology of consciousness. Cognitive Systems Research, Vol.1, No.4, pp.241-249. 2001. [ PDF] [Elsevier formatted versions: PS , PDF ]
  • R. Sun, Symbol grounding: a new look at an old idea. Philosophical Psychology, Vol.13, No.2, pp.149-172. 2000. [ PDF] [formatted PDF]
  • R. Sun, Accounting for the computational basis of consciousness: A connectionist approach. Consciousness and Cognition, Vol.8, pp.529-565. December, 1999. [ PDF] [formatted PDF]
  • R. Sun, Computational models of consciousness: an evaluation. Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol.9, pp.507-562. 1999 [formatted PDF]
  • R. Sun, Learning, action, and consciousness: a hybrid approach towards modeling consciousness. Neural Networks, special issue on consciousness. 10 (7), pp.1317-1331. 1997. [Elsevier-formatted PDF]

  • R. Sun and X. Zhang, Accounting for discovery in a cognitive architecture. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, MA. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ. 2003.
  • R. Sun and X. Zhang,   Accessibility versus action-centeredness in the representation of cognitive skills. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Bamberg, Germany, April 10-12, 2003 [ PDF]
  • P. Slusarz and R. Sun,  The interaction of explicit and implicit learning: An integrated model. Proceedings of the 23rd Cognitive Science Society Conference, Edinburgh, 2001. pp.952-957. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ. [ PDF]


  • Useful Links:

    Seventh Conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

    Online Papers on Consciousness, developed by David Chalmers. A directory of over 600 online papers, ranging from materialism to the Chinese room, mostly by academic philosophers and scientists, including Ned Block, Dan Dennett, Rene Descartes, John Eccles, Christof Koch, Roger Penrose, John Searle, and many more.

    Thomas Metzinger's Consciousness Bibliography (or here)

    Online papers on consciousness

    Consciousness Studies

    Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. This Society is concerned with cross cultural, experimental, experiential, and theoretical approaches to the study of consciousness.

    Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, the international society including a highly regarded annual conference.

    PSYCHE, the ongoing often provocative listserve on topics related to research on consciousness.

    Journal of Consciousness Studies: Controversies in the Sciences and Humanities.



    Go to Prof. Ron Sun's Homepage