Phi and Integrated Information

These videos do a good job explaining a scientific attempt to clearly define and quantify conciousness. The theory seems very clearly articulated and stands above other woo-woo psuedoscientific ideas that take shots at “the hard problem”.

At least, it sounds that way to me. This is the kind of thing I want to see, so this kind of bullshit pulls me on sometimes.

The interviews are well shot. I think these vids are worth the time.

The theory involves Phi as a clearly defined unit of information integration. The concept of Phi is more clearly expressed in this vid which is the short and sweet version of the whole theory:

Maybe watch that one first. It’s more direct.