Summary Nov 15 2010 part 3

Some posts look at more specific problems in understanding consciousness

  • Will and ‘free will’:

There is also a problem of what to do about free will which has traditionally been thought to be a part of consciousness. The mechanics of intention, producing a movement command, and moving is complex, and not at all is it feels consciously (26 Jul 08 the interpreter) (17 Sep 08 the problem of free will) (15 Oct 08 a feeling of will) (31 Oct 08 virtual agency) (3 Nov 08 Llinas) (6 Nov 08 more Llinas) (18 Nov 08 decisions without frontal lobe activity) (14 Jan 09 The moment of decision 1) (17 Jan 09 The moment of decision 2) (20 Jan 09 Proprioception) (14 May 09 an odd result)(20 May 09 not so odd result) (17 Oct 09 some clarity on rewards) (30 Jan 10 prediction as intent) (5 Feb 10 an old argument) (9 Apr 10 today’s vitalism) (15 Apr 10 are there mirror neurons in humans) (24 Apr 10 No-go control) (7 Aug 10 willingness and willfulness) (9 Nov 10 the clock speed of perceptual experience)

  • Spatial framework:

A spatial construction is basic to consciousness, used for location and other maps. (19 Aug 08 the 3D world) (30 Sep 08 built-in sat-nav) (2 Jan 09 Border cells) (25 Jul 09 time and space) (21 Aug 09 3D revisited) (24 Aug 09 which way is north?) (26 Oct 09 the maps in our minds) (10 Aug 10 space perception is hard-wired) (18 Oct 10 flexibility of the senses)

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