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.'


> Bruno
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/

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