[ExI] Zombie glutamate

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 06:17:16 UTC 2015

On Sunday, February 22, 2015, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2015  Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','stathisp at gmail.com');>> wrote:
> > If all the measurable inputs and outputs are replicated, how is it
>> possible that your brain can notice that there has been a change in
>> consciousness as a result of the replacement?
> It's possible, although not probable, because consciousness is not
> measurable.

Suppose there is a gross change in your consciousness as a result of the
replacement. If you are conscious then you should notice and be able to
report the change. But the replacement results in normal output to all of
your brain, including the part that would notice a change and then send
output to your speech centre. So if there is a change in
your consciousness, the change will either go unnoticed or, if noticed, you
will be unable to report it and will have to watch helplessly as your vocal
cords say everything is normal.

Stathis Papaioannou
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