On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> What test do you use to determine if it is still you after a certain
>> procedure?
> You do half of the procedure, then walk them back off, then the other half
> and walk them back off, then you do the whole procedure and walk them back
> off. This would give the subject at least an idea of any obvious problems
> with the procedure.

OK, so you put in the brain implant, switch it in and out of circuit
without telling the subject which is which, and ask them how they
feel. They can't tell any difference and you can't tell any difference
in behaviour. To make the experiment better there would be two
researchers, one doing the switching and another analysing the
subject's behaviour. With this double blind procedure the implant is
pronounced successful. Is that good enough?

Stathis Papaioannou

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