The idea of looking for a spatio-temporal location of the mental (or soul) categories in the brain is wrong IHMO, and it is surprising to heart this from you Roger. Brain localization of mental functions is like trying to locate physically the spell checker of a word processor in the hardware of a personal computer. The spell checker uses most of the hardware.
But there are low level computer functions that are physically located, such are the floating point unit, the memory transfer unit etc. There are a parallelism in the brain: IHMO there is a confusion between very specialized functions, like sensory processing, which are localized for reasons of processing efficiency and wider, higuer level functions like the self, which are not subject to this restriction. As far as i know, the amygdala is part of these efficiency-constrained parts of the brain. For this reason it is almost a separate organ. It is in charge of early processing of sensory data to trigger rapid responses before they are consciously analysed. 2012/9/11 Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> > > > The self (the amygdala) and the triune brain > > Since neuroscience omits or seems not to feature the most important part > of the brain, the self, > I've decided to try to locate it. I believe it is the amygdala. > > > http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KY_sgX2gAMY/Tg1zrbUs_fI/AAAAAAAAAfM/-XBfGi_O0RU/s1600/triune%2Bbrain.gif > > > > > The amygdala is a small brain organ which is not pictured in the above > diagram > but is in the center of the reptelian brain in the above diagram. In fact > it is at the > well-protected center of the entire brain, where common sense, overall > access to > brain functions, and necessary survival tells you it ought to be. Its > function is to alert > you to anything dangerous in your path such as a snake. Thus it must have > two functions, a cognitive one to tell a branch from a snake, and > an affective one (fear) to cause you to jump back from the snake. > > amygdala = cognitive + affective > > Although neuroscience does not consider consciousness to be a dipole as > below: > > Cs = subject + object > > > It is a logical necessity. My suggestion is that the subject is the > amygdala > and the object is any needed part of the brain (you can find maps of > these > through Google. > > In this model, consciousness is at the bottom based on feelings, > such as the sense of passing time,or self-centered fear. Above or > beyond are > the cognitive functions necessary for thinking and image perception. > > > > > > > > > > > Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net > 9/11/2012 > Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him > so that everything could function." > > -- > 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. > -- 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.
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