[ExI] Possible seat of consciousness found

Stuart LaForge avant at sollegro.com
Fri Feb 14 16:59:37 UTC 2020

Quoting Brent Allsop:

> Until they know what redness and greenness.... are and how they are
> computationally bound, and they can directly observe THAT, the external
> behavior they are seeing could be LOTS of stuff that isn't consciousness.

The researchers didn't test for color-recognition, but they did test  
to see if the monkeys could experience the "universal quale" which is  
pain. When the researchers pinched the monkeys' toes, the monkeys  
withdrew their legs. To echo Will Steinberg's amazement, however, how  
does an anaethetized monkey feel pain? You can tell this is good  
science, however, because it raises more questions than it answers.  
Especially if it can be independently replicated.

Stuart LaForge

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