[ExI] Zombie glutamate

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 21:58:29 UTC 2015

On Sunday, February 15, 2015, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> Here is my question:  even if you could identify the exact electrical and
> chemical goings-on in the brain when a person experiences some sensation,
> what exactly will you know?  How will it help you know something else?  We
> know, for ex., that the amygdala is involved in emotions, particularly
> anger.  How does that help us understand anger and how to deal with it?  I
> am not saying that it is a waste of time, I just want to know what you
> intend to do with the answers?
> bill w

We have treatments for neurological and psychiatric conditions that are
based on an understanding of the brain.

> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 9:57 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','stathisp at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> On Sunday, February 15, 2015, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','johnkclark at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015  Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Brent believes that consciousness is not due to the system
>>>> structure but rather to the substrate.
>>> If computers with the same logical structure but with different
>>> substrates (say vacuums tubes,  Germanium transistors and Silicon
>>> transistors) all came up with different answers when you multiplied 27 by
>>> 54 I'd have a lot more confidence that this theory is correct, but they
>>> don't, they all come up with 1458.  Actually calling this a theory is
>>> giving it too much credit as there is no experiment that can be performed
>>> to prove it wrong, or even a experiment that would allow you to learn a
>>> little more about it.
>> There are experiments that can be performed - try a physically different,
>> but chemically identical substrate using alternative isotopes. It would
>> work just the same, proving that working just the same is what is
>> important, and not what the parts are made of.
>> --
>> Stathis Papaioannou
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