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Consciousness like a self-driving car with no will or intent?

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A product of carefully balanced chaos?  According to the last whiz that blew through here, There is no “I” anyway.

From Science:

Instead, consciousness might emerge from a careful balancing that causes the brain to “explore” the maximum number of unique pathways to generate meaning, he says. The researchers call this balance point “a critical point.”“[It’s] like cars exploring the streets of the city,” Tagliazucchi says. “If the cars move always in the same restrictive manner, if they move from point A to point B and back, at the end of the day you don’t really understand the city. But if the cars are thorough explorers and go through all possible parts of the city, you get a map that’s very close to the actual map of the city. At the critical point, the cars are exploring the streets in the optimal way.”

Unlike cars, though, the flow of electricity through our brains is not driven by some sentient force with will or intent. And, in fact, what causes the brain to move between states of consciousness and unconsciousness—to and from the critical point—remains unknown. “If you’re in a critical point, the brain is really chaotic,” Boly says. “If you’re far from there, it’s too monotonous or stable.”More.

Consciousness is  without any sentient force with will or intent, but the cars driven by conscious drivers are guided by it? We all know that, don’t we?

Yes, I think we have hit on the solution.

See also: Neuroscience tried wholly embracing naturalism, but then the brain got away

and

Would we give up naturalism to solve the hard problem of consciousness? (Maybe we’d better.)

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2 Replies to “Consciousness like a self-driving car with no will or intent?

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    Mapou says:

    Unlike cars, though, the flow of electricity through our brains is not driven by some sentient force with will or intent. And, in fact, what causes the brain to move between states of consciousness and unconsciousness—to and from the critical point—remains unknown.

    And yet, in spite of this glaring ignorance, the lying jackass is confident that she knows enough to teach the rest of us about consciousness.

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    News says:

    Mapou at 1, she is probably just acceptably deeply confused. If she wondered about the tire fire of rubbish, that would be unacceptable, right?

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