[ExI] Qualia/consciousness

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 22:24:43 UTC 2007

On Dec 23, 2007 8:23 PM,  <citta437 at aol.com> wrote:
> "Mmhhh. Why neurons and not liver cells? Or eritrocites? Or dust
> particles, for that matter?
> And how comes that brains are unable to perform quantum computations at
> all?
> Stefano Vaj
> ____________
> Specialized system require special functions i.e. liver cells are
> specialized to metabolized food and other chemicals enteriing the body.
> Erythrocytes are red blood cells carrying oxygen atoms attached to the
> iron content in the blood. They do what they do sans consciousness,
> memories, memes and feelings.

Most of our neurons, let alone those of very simple animals, do not
really have anything to do with consciousness. And anyway it begs the
question that consciousness would have something more to do with
quantum effects than, say, bringing oxygen around the bloodstream.

Stefano Vaj

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