[ExI] Why stop at glutamate?
ben at zaiboc.net
Mon Apr 10 07:10:40 UTC 2023
On 09/04/2023 23:50, Giovanni Santostasi wrote:
> Let me elaborate on a point. When I say the pattern matters it doesn't
> mean that a particular pattern matters. This is very relevant to
> dismantle Brent's position. I can use any pattern I want to represent
> red. In fact, let me expand on my previous statement: what matters is
> the pattern AND the association with a given visual stimuli (in the
> case of red) or a given thought or memory or whatever. If I associate
> this pattern with seeing red (probably a given number of times) then
> that is red in my brain. Given we have similar makeup and there is a
> lot of software we inherit from our progenitors the association
> process (basically we come with a lot of NN weights that are
> pre-trained) is somehow pre-programmed up to a point. As we experience
> red in early childhood, and throughout life, we create a different
> perception of red that can be refined or sometimes degraded. It is not
> a fixed forever thing in the brain but it is always changing and
> modifying. This again destroys completely Brent's misconception about
> what redness is.
You have put, much more clearly and concisely, what I've been trying, on
and off, to say for years.
And without a single mention of 'quality', 'knowledge of' or 'abstract'
to confuse things.
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