Hitting head, seeing stars
rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Thu Oct 17 07:53:14 EST 1996
> Another idea, Oliver Sack researched aurea's during migraine attacks. So
> it is possible that with a head bang you temporarilly deprive your
> visual cortex of input after which this areas go and generate
> chaotic-like patterns.
Oliver Sacks wrote the book Migraine. Oliver's current perception
has drifted toward giving computer programs a migraine and seeing
how a picture developes. This suggest that he is aware that
neuro oscillation INTERACT. True you can have an interaction
from lack of stimulation since carrier oscillations would be present
but I doubt that Oliver is aware of concept.
The key concept is that ALL information is effected by a current
experience. Chaotic-like patterns occur when BALANCE in neuro
processing goes critical and lost of inhibitory control has occurred.
> I have no refs for Sacks; I've only seen some tv-interview (extensive)
> on dutch television and I have the dutch text of these interviews. 'Een
> schiterend ongeluk' from 'uitgeverij Contact'.
> Daniel Dennet has a certain point of view, that is 'vision-demons' just
> go on with making 'pictures' and as a result you see stars;
I doubt that is Dennet's true position. Dennet's ideas are very
interesting. For example how do you model a four legged creature moving.
It can be done with an imaginary single leg.
I have not said these things to attack your statements, but to
share what little I know. If you had not posted your comments
I would have not been motivated to post mine.
> it's not
> exactly what he is saying, but you may extract this from his story.
> Sorry, it's a time ago I've read it. But the title is: 'Consiousness
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