How the IDA model supports the Crick and Koch Framework
By Stan Franklin
Institute for Intelligent Systems
& Computer Science Division
The University of Memphis
Crick and Koch recently introduced a Framework for Consciousness intended as a means of facilitating the explanation of the neural correlates of consciousness. The IDA model of global workspace theory is both a conceptual and computational model of consciousness, and of much of cognition as well. Here we systematically compare the ten aspects of the Crick and Koch Framework with hypotheses derived from the IDA model. On the seven aspects to which the IDA model relates there’s a surprising amount of agreement. In addition the IDA model serves to flesh out the Framework with detailed hypotheses about the functionality of each of the seven relevant aspects, and often of its structure as well. The agreement of the Framework and the IDA model would tend to lend support to each.