On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:09:00 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
> On 17 October 2013 11:57, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com <javascript:>
> > wrote:
>> On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:32:44 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
>>> Interesting! One part of the brain controlling another (I guess it does 
>>> this anyway but not in the same way).
>> The question is, what is controlling the first part of the brain?
> I'm not sure if it's controlled, exactly. Some would consider it 
> autonomous, although it has a lot of input that "drives" it - both from the 
> rest of the brain and the environment (which I guess means the rest of the 
> body, including the senses).

There isn't really any room for an autonomous 'it' though when I'm 
introspectively controlling parts of my own brain. If my will can control 
what a neuron does then it is my will that controls the neuron, not the 
brain being passively driven by its own input.

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