Scientists are interested in why the auditory cortex can act like an iPOD.
. .<<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7995265/>> Seems when you hear the
music, even in your mind--it takes you back to the first time you heard
that song. Moooooon Riiiiiiver. . .
In their book *Margins of Reality* Princeton Researchers Jahn and Dunne
suggested that consciousness may behave like a quantum wave function---the
upshot being that memory is not a database or a neural lookup table (my
words, not theirs) but rather is the result of consciousness sampling the
past. When I asked Dunne in '95 where and Jahn came up with such an idea,
she replied, in typical Dunne fashion, "Seemed like a good idea at the
When pressed, she thought that the idea actually came from an Italian
physicist---possibly Flavia Ravelli.
The idea of the brain as a RF receiver has been around a long while, but
this was the first I'd heard of consciousness as a wave function sampling
various areas of block space. Anyone happen to know the source of this
- Re: time sampling rmiller