2012/1/31 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> > When we close our eyes, we still see visual noise, even in total > darkness. If qualia were based on computation, we should expect that > no sensory input should equate to total blackness, since there is no > information to report. >
?????? WTF ? > Since we can dream or imagine total darkness > without this kind of noise, that would indicate that what we are > seeing in this visual noise is related to the neurology of the optic > nerve and retina rather than Top-down pattern generation. This is > consistent with the multisense realism approach, that we see our own > experience without noise, but when we focus our attention to the > external facing senses, we see through the experiences of the living > tissues of the brain and sense organs, not just 'our own'. > > With a representational qualia model, we should expect our visual > system to behave like a window on a computer screen. We should not be > able to see 'static' from the program's logic. Static would come from > the unintended consequence of analog hardware, it has no reasonable > place in a purely computational world, especially since we can easily > conceive of a noiseless visual field. Why the difference between the > total darkness we can see in our experience, memory, and imagination, > and the darkness we can see when we focus on literally looking at > darkness through our eyes? > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > 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. > > -- All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. -- 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.