It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: r0xor
I was going to disagree but you got me thinking.
These thoughts, for me they're a narrative or conversation. I'm not schizophrenic I swear, I'm just sharing those deep dark realities that most are afraid to admit, lol.
Yes, I talk to myself in my own head and have cute short debates over the ethics and morality of a given decision, interest, etc. I've found that overall, I never need to slap my own imaginary hand or hand of my other.. voices because everyone behaves and takes my lead always.
Originally I was going to say that it's all brain chemistry, that certain levels and momentary spikes of endogenous chemicals that your brain produces dictate what your thoughts are, if you feel happy, motivated, optimistic, pessimistic, anything. If the chemicals could be measured at those exact moments of thought and feeling, the percentages would always fall within a similar range compared to the others, a percentage, and you'd find a similar balance of chemicals within a range of percentage among the majority of people that are in the "normal" spectrum. Likewise, other spectrums would also be comparable and predictable.
But now I'm thinking, what and where is this canvas that only exists inside of my skull (and probably most of everyone elses)
originally posted by: neoholographic
Very good points and like I said materialism can't explain how it's possible for the material brain to tell the material brain which memory it wants the material brain to recall.
How is it even possible for the material brain to initiate recall of a memory?
Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking inside a radio for the announcer.
Which begs the question: Is the computer a reflection of our own brain and cognitive system
originally posted by: Bone75
Weird. I just finished watching this video literally 20 minutes ago and he touches on this very subject... sort of.
You should find this interesting...
originally posted by: LucidWarrior
Well how does the immaterial mind know to do any of those things? :O
I'd imagine the material mind would do it the same way.