ERIC Number: ED354263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Referential Reality of Sweden: A Topological Approach to the Consciousness of High and Low Achievers. No. 44.
The degree of consciousness of one's own familiar surroundings by high and low achieving students of a technical gymnasium in Malmo (Sweden) was studied through essays written about Sweden as a place to live. Focus was on testing the proposition that an individual's ability to express cognitive integration of experience in covariation with personal knowledge is reflected through natural language, based on the assumption that selective attention and schematic processing are directly built into the process of perception. Essays of 4 students were chosen from 85 submitted. Using these four subjects as coordinate systems and bio-psycho-physical frames of reference, it was demonstrated that the order of performance can be upheld over levels of analysis. The way in which transformations of aggregates of joint textual element complexes become fashioned into single functional unities was also shown. On the basis of these unities, absolute termini (limits) are established and named. These termini provide for the structural connections that specify the informational invariants of one's own referential reality. These invariants also serve as keys to consciousness in the Kantian sense (intuition), and thus give a precise phenomenological description of reality through systemic deduction. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden