Sunday, June 17, 2007

Putting Humpty-Dumpty Back Together Again

In relation to my last post, when different aspects of sensual perceptions are reconstructed, where exactly in the brain are they integrated? What strategy does the brain use to read itself out?  For example, if all the visual areas report to a single master cortical area, who or what does that single area report to?  Who is 'looking' at the visual image provided by that master area?" Kandel explains that there is no single cortical area to which all other cortical areas report exclusively, either in the visual or in any other system.   .. This question, which is central to the unitary nature of conscious experience, remains one of the many unresolved mysteries of the new science of mind. 304

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