Collaboration On GNW and IIT: Testing Alternative Theories of Experience – Cogitate – is an innovative Open Science, preregistered adversarial collaboration focused on arbitrating between two leading theories of consciousness, Integrated Information Theory (IIT) and Global Neuronal Workspace theory (GNW). Cogitate involves eleven different research institutions on three continents which employ three distinct invasive and noninvasive techniques in human neuroscience (fMRI, MEG/EEG and ECoG) in a very large sample human volunteers and patients.
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