On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>> This example is not specific to brain replacement with artificial
>> parts. It could be that a biological brain contains intelligent
>> subsystems that don't communicate with the person they are
>> implementing.
> In my hypothetical example the subsystem does communicate - when it has
> something to say.  The question is whether it contributing to consciousness
> all along?  This not really very hypothetical since we are all familiar with
> the Poincare effect and in general have thoughts pop into consciousness
> without any conscious predecessors.

What's the Poincare effect? I don't get a clear answer when I Google
it. Is it the same as the butterfly effect?

Stathis Papaioannou

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