On Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:49:45 AM UTC-4, Bruno Marchal wrote: > > > On 06 Apr 2013, at 01:51, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > You already are aware of the relevant aspects of your brain function, and > aware of them in a way which is a million times more detailed than any fMRI > could ever be. > > > > No, you bet on them. You are not aware of your brain, in any direct way. > Some antic believed consciousness comes from the liver. That consciousness > is related to a brain is a theory, there are only evidence, we cannot > experience any theory. >
By the same understanding that we know the brain is more likely to be the seat of consciousness than the liver, we also know that whatever we experience personally is most available impersonally as brain activity. We can manipulate brain activity magnetically and experience a change in our consciousness, when the same is not true of any other organ. This does not mean that our experience is caused by the brain or that brain characteristics can be translated into conscious qualities, but the correlation shows us that what an fMRI reveals is the correlation of events between space-time body and sensory-motor self. Far from being a map, most of the private experience is utterly opposite and unrecognizable to any of the forms or functions on the 'other side.' Craig > Bruno > > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ > > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.