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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2008 06:57PM

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Comment author: Doug_S. 31 July 2008 08:44:57PM 0 points [-]


The apple-recognition machinery in your brain does not suddenly switch off, and then switch on again later - if it did, we would be more likely to recognize it as a factor, as a requirement.

Actually, the apple-recognition machinery in the human brain really does turn off on a regular basis. You have to be awake in order to recognize an apple; you can't do it while sleeping.


Comment author: eugene_z 10 October 2011 08:48:41AM 5 points [-]

Do you think you wouldn't be able to recognise an apple if you saw it in a dream?

Comment author: linkhyrule5 08 September 2013 07:36:56AM 1 point [-]

To be entirely fair... no, I occasionally don't.