On 10 Apr 2013, at 17:24, Craig Weinberg wrote:



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.'

I was just saying that we are aware of our experience, then we built theories. Some of those theories are instinctive, other are build during early childhood, and others are brought by long histories. We are not experiencing a brain. In fact we can't according to the usual theory that there are no sensory neurons in the brain.

Bruno




Craig



Bruno

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