Tag: Jeffrey A. Gray

  • Neuroscience as Science of Thought?

    A text written while reading a discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/rks.consciousness/10151012295220115/ Nowadays one can often hear that neuroscience can explain everything about a human being. The external physical world interacts with human sensory systems, natural neural nets in the brain get excited and this in turn causes excitation of muscles. Modern science has found nothing else […]

  • Conscious Visual Experience by a Newborn

    In the book Jeffery A. Gray, Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem there was a discussion on whether an infant has conscious experience. p. 119 “A mother is normally in no doubt that a cry of pain is a reliable sign that her infant is consciously experiencing pain; but many scientists and philosophers have […]

  • You and your Emotion

    From Jeffery A. Gray, Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem p. 275. “Suppose yourself in a seemingly tranquil and innocuous conversation with the Dearly Beloved (as ‘significant others’ were once, more romantically, called). She (or he, to taste) says something wounding (or rejecting, or arousing your jealousy, also according to taste). At first, you […]

  • Discussion about Jeffrey Gray’s book on consciousness

    http://embryogenesisexplained.com/2012/04/consciousness.html http://www.linkedin.com/e/-gay7jh-h17e0kop-6q/vaq/105949056/134407/77220668/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/rks.consciousness/10150804744035115/ Linkedin 13.04.2012: In his book, Jeffrey Gray starts with quite a mechanicstic approach, see slide 9 http://embryogenesisexplained.com/files/presentations/Rudnyi2012.pdf where his scheme of the brain is contrasted with an intelligent agent. The brain does interact with the environement by means of senses and muscles. This happens exactly as in some intelligent agent. I am […]

  • Late-Error Detection

    My messages to the everything list about the role of consciousness according to Jeffery A. Gray, Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/9166d4890f13c5c/ 04.04.2012 20:58: The term late error detection as such could be employed without consciousness indeed. Yet, Jeffrey Gray gives it some special meaning that I will try briefly describe below. Jeffrey […]

  • Computers have emotions

    My messages to the everything-list: http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/0ba5f90b7e68bccf 03.02.2012 21:23: Craig’s position that computers in the present form do not have emotions is not unique, as emotions belong to consciousness. A quote from my favorite book Jeffery A. Gray, Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem The last sentence from the chapter “10.2 Conscious computers?” p. 128 […]

  • Biology and Physics

    My messages to the everything-list http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/79a721c063a6c37a 28.01.2012 13:04: Let my quote Jeffery A. Gray, (Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem p. 33) on biology and physics. “In very general terms, biology makes use of two types of concept: physicochemical laws and feedback mechanisms. The latter include both the feedback operative in natural selection, in which […]

  • A survival value for consciousness

    From discussion on the everything list: http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/4c12841ff0dd1ff0 13.01.2012 21:54. In my favorite book on consciousness (by Jeffery A. Gray, Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem) there is chapter 7 “A survival value for consciousness” that is summarized on p. 90: “Whatever consciousness is, it is too important to be a mere accidental by-product of […]