Consciousness, New Thinking About

matt matt at automagic.org
Wed Jun 26 18:54:51 EST 2002


Hmm, you seem to think of intuition as stimulus-repsonse.  I would be 
more inclined to say it is one of the most potent products of 
consciousness.  For example, our immediate interpretation of language.


Glen M. Sizemore wrote:
> Matt: Perhaps this is too much of a perpendicular to consciousness, but
> something I have wondered about is the basis for intuition, perhaps framed
> as preanalytic thought, and its relationship to consciousness.
> 
> GS: You mean like when people simply behave without talking to themselves or
> otherwise "thinking?" Yeah, I wonder how one could make sense of that. Hmmm,
> I wonder if such behavior can be interpreted via the processes discovered in
> the laboratory, where the behavior of non-human subjects can be understood
> as a function of their past history and current environment? Of course, to
> describe it, we might have to describe aspects of the currently present
> environment that demonstrably alter the probability of certain "responses"
> (identifiable units of behavior) and the historical aspects of the
> environment that have produced such a fact. We might even have break the
> world up into "stimuli" and "responses" and give the processes descriptive
> names like "reinforcement" and "discriminative stimulus" and "operant" and
> "respondent" and "conditioned reinforcement", and "extinction" etc. But
> then, that we be jargonish, right Matt. And, of course, it doesn't answer
> brilliant questions like "Do rocks have intuition?"
> 
> "matt" <matt at automagic.org> wrote in message
> news:3D15A874.6040207 at automagic.org...
> 
>>Perhaps this is too much of a perpendicular to consciousness, but
>>something I have wondered about is the basis for intuition, perhaps
>>framed as preanalytic thought, and its relationship to consciousness.
>>
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