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global workspace theory

a theory suggesting that consciousness involves the distribution of information processed in and recruited from specialized, nonconscious parts of the brain; this is widely broadcast to other parts of the brain (i.e., the global workspace) wherein the information is then made consciously accessible. [originated by U.S. psychologist Bernard J. Baars (1946–   )]

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intercept

intercept

n. the point at which either axis of a graph is intersected by a line plotted on the graph. For example, it is the value of y when x = 0 in an equation of the form y = a + bx, or the value of x where a regression line crosses the y-axis. See also x-intercept; y-intercept.