brain and mind

caudle at irp.nidr.nih.gov caudle at irp.nidr.nih.gov
Wed Feb 8 10:53:48 EST 1995


On 4 Feb 1995 00:52:41 -0500, 
riker at access.digex.net  <riker at access.digex.net> wrote:

>>If a fact or event is observable it is measurable, thus a theory can be 
>>formulated about it.  If it is not observable then its existence is not 
>>known and, therefore, no theory can be assembled.  It is possible that a 
>
>Uh uh.  Consciousness, or even awareness.  My experience of, say the 
>color blue at some place in my visual field is a fact.  I know it is a 
>fact.  Others can reasonably rely upon it being a fact, since they 
>experience the same color -- or at least a color we all refer to as 
>"blue" -- when they observe the same external object.
>
>However, my inner "blue" though quite real and factual, cannot be 
>observed by any external observer.  It is not measurable, it is difficult 
>to formulate a theory about, but it /is/ known.
>
>Riker

Your inner "blue" is really a memory of the blue observed.  We are very 
capable of studying memory.  Memory is an observed phenomenon and is 
measurable if you can determine what the code was that was used to store it.
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