[ExI] Qualia/Consciousness

citta437 at aol.com citta437 at aol.com
Thu Dec 20 23:42:29 UTC 2007

"> The Chinese room experiment did not show anything, not one goddamn 

It did not show that the system as a whole can be conscious while
comprised of non-conscious components, although that should have been
obvious from the fact that individual neurons are not themselves

Stathis Papaioannou

Neurons cannot feel either. The brain cells die and do not regenerate 
as seen in strokes but adjacent cells grow dendrites to communicate to 
other neurons depending on brain's location and the lenght of time it 

In brain surgery the patient is awake and does not feel the pain during 
surgery. Nerve cells are located in the sympathetic nervous system.

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