Friday, December 22, 2017

Philosophy Wire: Brain synapses. Seeing. Before seeing.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2017-12-22]: He couldn’t see these gaps in his microscope, but he called them synapses, and said that if we think, learn and form memories in the brain then that itty-bitty space was most likely the location where we do it. This challenged the belief at the time that information diffused in all directions over a meshwork of neurons. [1]

Long before we see things, we imagine them.
Other people deny it.
Other people call it intuition.
What if it is neither?

What if it is a self-fulfilling prophecy waiting to be fulfilled? What if we determine what we see? What if the senses are the result of our thinking and not vice versa? Think about it.

Have you ever “seen” anything you have not thought of before?

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