RE: Non-sensory experiences

From: Colin Hales (
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 15:34:22 MST

> From: J. R. Molloy
> >"Non-sensory experiences" sounds (at best) like an oxymoron
> to me. At worst,
> it sounds like a mis-characterization of cognitive function
> as a pretext to
> invoke supernaturalism. What do you think?<
> Oxymoron.

I'm not so sure about this. My spin on it is as follows:

In your head is a little model of your father. It has many of the features
of your father, some memories as reflected through you, its owner. When my
father died my little model of a father realised it was dead and what that
meant to it and me. I was stimulted by a non-sensory input with very real
results. The stimulus was from an internal model of something that had a
virtual experience.

However, I suppose is that I was informed of the event ...which is, I
suppose, still a sensory input (audio). I suppose what I'm saying is that we
get direct sensory input and then indirect through reasoning. Both poke the
output = host.

am I making any sense? Thought not..


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