On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Platonist Guitar Cowboy
<multiplecit...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:32 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
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>> On 7/15/2013 2:30 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
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>> Would this kind of universality of human sense-making be likely if the
>> connections between words, shapes, and feelings were purely computational?
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>> Why not?  Being a broken line vs a differentiable line is a computable
>> property.  The difference between "k" sounds and "b" sounds is computable.
>> So I'm not sure what you're getting at.  Or are you asking how "k" came to
>> be associated with "broken line" or how the written letter "k" was
>> associated with the phonetic sound of "k"?
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> Right. Almost too easy, which makes me suspicious Craig has some weird
> counter play ;-)
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> Indeed, why not? Rise and fall in values of acoustics + phonetics, shrill i
> of kiki vs. roundness of bouba, are mapped to jagged form vs rounder form.
> Spikes vs. curves in values of graphic pattern mirrored by disjunct vs.
> conjunct in sound, which you could make visible by frequency response graph.
> Spikes vs. curves, odd to even, states of randomness to organization etc.
> Full buffet, eat all you can, choice is yours. PGC

Yup, I see this as further evidence that the brains is a kludge --
btw, this is exactly what evolutionary theory would predict.
Computational structures get reused through some path of least
resistance. I imagine some abstract pattern matching algorithm that is
shared by both the auditive and visual channels.

Telmo.

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