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31 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 April 2008 06:13AM

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Comment author: Z._M._Davis 21 April 2008 07:31:49PM 0 points [-]

Sebastian, you're right. I shouldn't have exaggerated.


I'm actually wondering right now if it's right to say that one's "eyes, retina, and optic nerve are constantly painting images in [one's] visual cortex." I'm thinking specifically of, e.g., Dennett's discussion of "'Filling in' Versus Finding Out" in Consciousness Explained, but I'm having trouble right now finding a juicy bit to quote. The basic idea is that it's problematic to think of vision as being like a camera that projects content onto a screen in the brain, because that just prompts the question of how that internal projection is seen--and we have a regress.