Kim Jones wrote:
> On 24/10/2008, at 5:47 PM, Brent Meeker wrote:
>>> There is radical brain-chemistry change of state under emotions
>>> They have a physical effect on the organism having them that can be
>>> spotted easily by a 3rd party
>>> Feelings are mildly intellectual sensations of value that we have
>>> give us a compass for general decision-making (not warefare or
>> OK, but that's just a matter of degree, a question of how much the
>> person cares.
>> So you take feelings to be mild the emotions which are easily
>>> Not the same chemistry involved at all
>> How do you know that?
> OK - I don't 'know' that except in the sense of having the feeling
> that I read it somewhere - usually New Scientist...
> I'm sure that I could dig up the appropriate reference for you but I
> think you should maybe trust my 'feelings' on this ;-)
> maybe I just have this emotional need for that to be true.....you
> could easily accuse me of that; in fact you're too polite!
> Feeling=knowing in the sense of recognising (ie a form of perception -
> the mind's information gathering task; if something fits a recognised,
> filed pattern we assign it a value so we can extract usefulness )
I do think that perception is more than just receiving/recording data. It
includes an emotion or feeling that "this is worth noticing", i.e. "paying
attention". You don't perceive everything that impinges on your nervous system.
> I am keen to see discussion on this point.
> Feelings are perception via internal mapping functions (probably
> memory-related - as in this worked well/this didn't work well)
> Emotions are needs (serviced by logic in battle such as debate and
> other forms of information processing)
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