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This paper presents the cognitive foundations and processes of consciousness and attention. It explores one of the profound myths in cognitive informatics, brain science, and intelligence science, and explains how abstract consciousness is generated by physical and physiological organs. Consciousness as the sense of self and the sign of life is systematically studied. The hierarchical levels of consciousness and its generation are analyzed. Then, the mathematical models and cognitive process of consciousness are developed that elaborate the nature of consciousness with a computational intelligence treatment. As an important part of consciousness, attention is formally modeled in mathematics and the cognitive process of attention is elaborated.
Date of Conference: 14-16 Aug. 2008