Friday, January 04, 2013

Maybe …

… The Mind Outside My Head by Tim Parks | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Everything we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell, Manzotti argues, involves the same creation of a physical unity—the moment of consciousness—sustained by processes within and without the head. The room, or part of a room, that you see now, including the screen on which you’re reading this blog, becomes, in combination with your faculties, a whole; this is consciousness. It happens in time, and it takes time (consciousness of visual phenomena seems to require at least 100 milliseconds to occur), and it changes constantly.

It does not follow from this, however, that there are no images. And just because a robot stores digital data, not images, doesn't mean that we do as robots do. There is at this link an image of rainbow. An image may not be what we have traditionally thought it to be, but t whatever it, it is there.

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