In this learning pathway we will explore the concept of consciousness, including the tricky business of defining consciousness. As you make your way through this learning pathway make note of the of unconscious factors that influence people’s behavior, and consider how much it might contribute to ‘voluntary’ behavior.



Dr. Dukewich provides a brief orientation to this learning pathway on consciousness and the dual-track mind.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Pathway Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learning pathway you should be able to:

  • Define change blindness and recognize new examples
  • Define consciousness
  • Summarize the easy problem of consciousness
  • Summarize the hard problem of consciousness and how it relates to “correlation is not causation”
  • Define blindsight
  • Explain the importance of Libet’s study on voluntary movement
  • Explain the principle of dual processing