Fuzziness? was:Re: Re: Prometheus Rising

Prof. Gomes (profgomes@geocities.com)
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 13:27:37

At 10:15 11/02/98 +0100, you wrote:
>CurtAdams@aol.com writes:
> I think there's a plausible connection there with the first four
> circuits, in order: oral, anal, semantic, and socio-sexual.

They are more than that. I agree that these areas might be part of the
circuit, but most brain systems are distributed over many parts of the
brain, not just one. So the same circuits most likely also contain
neurons in the frontal cortex, the association areas, limbic system
and everywhere else.
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
>asa@nada.kth.se http://www.nada.kth.se/~asa/
>GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

A suggested model to help understanding such processes is "fuzziness".
See an example in the site bellow...



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' We now know that the
relationship between thalamic nuclei and the cortical areas they
innervate is a reciprocal one. The innervation is two-way. Both
the nuclei and the cortical areas interact -- they communicate with
each other. The same is the case between sensory receptor sites
and tissues "higher-up" in the nervous system.

The "experiential proximity hypothesis" tacitly recognizes that a
state of consciousness may be initiated from the exteroceptor,
interoceptor or sensorial structures (a butterfly suddenly appears
before my eyes, or I imagine a chocolate milkshake) and propagate
toward intentional processes, or it may be initiated from
intentional structures and propagate outward (I reason out a
problem, and then orient my senses and body to implement the