Optimizing subjective measures of consciousness

Morten Overgaard, Bert Timmermans, Kristian Sandberg, Axel Cleeremans

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Dienes and Seth (2010) conclude that confidence ratings and post-decision wagering are two comparable and recommendable measures of conscious experience. In a recently submitted paper, we have however found that both methods are problematic and seem less suited to measure consciousness than a direct introspective measure.

Here, we discuss the methodology and conclusions put forward by Dienes and Seth, and why we think the two experiments end up with so different recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Issue number2
Early online date25 Jan 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


  • consciousness
  • methodology
  • introspection
  • visual consciousness
  • implicit learning


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