A definitive treatment of this problem is Daniel Dennett's story
"Where am I?"
On Dec 6, 2006, at 4:06 PM, Brent Meeker wrote:
> Quentin Anciaux wrote:
>> Le Mercredi 6 Décembre 2006 19:35, Brent Meeker a écrit :
>>> Quentin Anciaux wrote:
>>>> Another thing that puzzles me is that consciousness should be
>>>> by physical (and chemicals which is also "physical") activities
>>>> of the
>>>> brain, yet I feel my consciousness (in fact me) is located in
>>>> the upper
>>>> front of my skull... Why then neurons located in the back of my
>>>> brain do
>>>> not generate conscious feeling ? And if they do participate, why
>>>> am I
>>>> located in the front of my brain ? Why this location ? Why only
>>>> a tiny
>>>> part of the brain feels conscious activities ?
>>> Because you're not an ancient Greek. They felt their
>>> consciousness was
>>> located in their stomach.
>>> Brent Meeker
>> While I'm not, the questionning was serious... While I've never
>> ask where
>> other people feels they were... I'm there (in upper front of the
>> brain)... Is
>> my "feelings" not in accordance with yours ?
> It might be because we're so visual and hence locate ourself at the
> viewpoint of our vision (but that wouldn't explain the Greeks). Or
> it might be because we've been taught that consciousness is done by
> the brain.
> Brent Meeker
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