On 17 October 2013 09:56, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:23:33 PM UTC-4, stathisp wrote:
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>> On 16 October 2013 23:33, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> > http://neurosciencenews.com/human-thought-can-voluntarily-control-neurons-in-brain/
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>> And what do you think this article shows, Craig? Something about
>> "voluntary" meaning "neither determined nor random"?
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> I think that it means that neurons are subject to our direct intention,
> rather than creating the illusion of intention on top of mechanistic
> processes. It shows that our own brain, down to the individual neuron level
> can be controlled intuitively, as we would if we had found that we had grown
> a new arm. Just as the brain can cause changes in the body, our personal
> motivation can cause changes in the brain.

But everything that we think and feel follows from some physical
activity in the neurons, just like every other biological function.
Tachycardia is caused by the heart beating faster, the heart does not
beat faster because of tachycardia.


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Stathis Papaioannou

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