On 11.04.2012 08:36 meekerdb said the following:
On 4/10/2012 11:08 PM, John wrote:
It is a more extreme version of a view I have long held that
consciousness is relative to an external environment and without that
environment the the brain would devolve into loops or unconscious state.
But I don't see that Manzotti provides a very useful model of
imagination or dreams or recall of images by electrostimulation of the
brain. Those phenomena imply that the information is stored in the
brain. To say it's shared with an external process that happened years
before doesn't add anything; the sharing is via storage in the brain.
You may want to look at
WHERE EXPERIENCES ARE: DUALIST, PHYSICALIST, ENACTIVE AND
REFLEXIVE ACCOUNTS OF PHENOMENAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Figure 3. A reflexive model of perception
I have not read the paper yet, I have found it just recently, but there
is an interesting question there
"Is the brain in the world or the world in the brain?"
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