On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote:
>> How could the rest of your brain possibly respond differently if it >> receives exactly the same stimulation? Perhaps you mean that it >> would be able to tell that there is an artificial device there due >> to electric fields and so on; but in that case the artificial device >> is not appropriately reproducing the I/O behaviour of the original >> tissue. > > The question is what does it mean the same stimulation. I guess that you > mean now only electrical signals. However, it well might be the qualia plays > the role as well. The artificial device must replicate all the I/O behaviour of the original neurons at the interface with the rest of the brain. This is purely a problem for engineers who neither know nor care about qualia. The question is, given that the engineering problem is solved, would consciousness necessarily be preserved? I think it would, because otherwise we would have a partial zombie. > If I understand you correctly, you presume that conscious experience could > be resolved within 'normal science' (there is no Hard Problem). Jeffrey Gray > on the other hand acknowledges the Hard Problem and he believes that a new > scientific theory will be needed to solve it. In the recent posts I do not propose any theory of consciousness, I am just interested in whether consciousness would be preserved if I had my brain replaced with artificial components. If the answer is "yes" that still does not explain why we are conscious at all or how consciousness is generated. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.