Toward a Science of Consciousness 1998

Hermital hermital at livingston.net
Mon Apr 20 14:04:25 EST 1998


On Sun 4/19/98 21:15 -0400 Jason Rosenberg wrote:
> 
> As far as I'm concerned, the entire nervous system is required for
> any experiments regarding human consciousness.  To try and take a small
> piece of the brain and try to analyze it in isolation would be taking
> things out of context.  You might learn something interesting and
> fascinating to be sure, but you must take into account the full
> extent of the beast, with utmost importance on the perceptual
> and motor system, for without these, no consciousness can be said
> to exist in any real world.

Sadly, the above paragraph begins at the human level and ends with
consciousness in general; however, it addresses only phenomenological
consciousness and makes no mention of ontological consciousness.  

For a more comprehensive view of consciousness, per se, and a new 
perspective concerning Descartes' Mind/Body problem, go to
http://www.livingston.net/hermital/etiology.htm.
-- 
Alan 
Spontaneous self-organization is to the life sciences 
as perpetual motion machines are to physics.
Consciousness, Physics and the Holographic Paradigm:
http://www.livingston.net/hermital/intro.htm



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