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Gerhard Kessell-Haak (gerhard_kessell-haak@mail.tait.co.nz)
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:38:17 +1200

>It didn't have to jump because if consciousness has a spatial location, which is doubtful, it's certainly not where
>the brain is but where the senses are. The brain by itself has no way of detecting position, or time for that

Interesting you should say this. A number of years ago NASA was playing around with remote-controlled 'robots' that had an anthropomorphic upper body, including 2 cameras for eyes, and 2 mikes for ears. A person could wear a device on the other side of the room and control its head movement, arms etc via a 'virtual-reality' like connection.

The person wearing the controller stated it was the weirdest sensation he'd ever felt - he saw himself sitting across the other side of the room, and said it was almost like an out-of-body experience. He felt like he was outside his own body.

So, we could perhaps assert that the conscious experience was taking place outside his own body. However, the processing necessary to produce this experience was still firmly rooted in his own body.