This professor prefers papers that are highly cited, but also offer a personal viewpoint. Papers need to be theoretical in nature. Although “empirical” research needs to be referenced, he does not appreciate writers blindly regurgitating what they read. Rather, he prefers when writers make a reasonable argument in opposition to what they review. Some of the specific materials that need to be referenced are as follows:
Baars, B. J., & Gage, N. M. (2010). Cognition, brain, and consciousness, 2nd ed.: Introduction to cognitive neuroscience. New York, NY: Academic Press.
Dehaene, S., & Changeux, J-P. (2011). Experimental and theoretical approaches to conscious processing. Neuron, 70, 200-227.
Gazzaniga, M. S., Ivry, R. B., & Mangun, G. R. (2013). Cognitive neuroscience: The biology of the mind. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.
Koch, C., & Tsuchiya, N. (2012). Attention and consciousness: Related yet different. Trends on Cognitive Sciences, 16, 103-105.
Newell, B. R., & Shanks, D. R. (2014). Unconscious influence on decision making: A critical review. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 1-61.