Summary Nov 15 2010 part 2

Some posts look at more specific problems in understanding consciousness

  • Qualia:

The question of how qualia (the qualities of our experience) are produced has been a problem, especially for philosophers. (13 Jun 08 why not) (21 Sep 08 the wrong questions) (5 Jan 09 Experiencing someone else’s qualia) It is not yet clear how the binding of qualia to objects or concepts is done. (26 May 09 the location of objects) (22 Jun 09 inexpressible experience) (05 Oct 09 colour binding) (15 Jan 10 a comment) (8 Feb 10 the purpose of colour) (22 Mar 10 perception does not depend on sensation) (23 Jun 10 why colour?) (22 Aug 10 the sounds we hear) (21 Oct 10 hearing shapes) (3 Nov 10 what is it like to be a bat?)

  • Fringe qualia, embodied perceptions and other indirect awareness:

Most contents of consciousness are the senses that pass through the thalamus before the reaching the cortex but some contents are more indirect. They may cause bodily changes that then can pass through the thalamus and become part of consciousness. (23 Jul smell is different) (12 Oct 08 metaphor to embodiment) (25 Oct 08 a certain feeling) (12 Nov 08 fringe consciousness) (3 Dec 08 confidence) (11 Jan 09 Epistemology changes) (24 Jan 09 Feeling a presence) Embodiment may be key to fringe qualia. (11 May 09 movement as the foundation) (23 May 09 two way arrow) (29 May 09 embodiment) (23 Sep 09 a pain metaphor) ( 7 Nov 09 the body loop) (10 Dec 09 metaphor 2) (12 Apr 10 feeling a presence) (6 May 10 control of emotion) (9 May 10 emotional feeling) (12 May 10 method acting) (15 May 10 embodied power) (11 Jun 10 motor actions connected to memory) (11 Jul 10 source of emotion) (26 Jul 10 finding out our feelings (13 Aug 10 botox) (12 Oct 10 arriving at where we started)

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