Re: How would a computer know if it were conscious? - this looks best in fixed space font

From: Mark Peaty <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:34:05 +0800

my a/, b/, c/, look terrible in variable spaced font, they were
prepared and sent in fixed font but the message I got back put
them in variable spacing and so out of alignment.


Mark Peaty CDES

Mark Peaty wrote:
> [Grin] I just found your question here John.
> As I see it, this term is an equivalent expression to my UMSITW
> 'updating model of self in the world'. It entails a
> self-referencing, iterative process.
> For humans there is something like at least three iterations
> working in parallel and such that the 'output' of any of them
> can become the 'input' of any other. Something like:

> a/ basic animal responses to the world -
> Senses---------->| brain stem |->| |
> Senses---------->| thalamus |->|body motor image|->muscles
> proprioception-->|basal ganglia |->| body image |
> b/ high speed discrepancy checking -
> body motor image->|cerebellum|->muscles
> body sense image->| memory |->body motor/pre motor image
> c/ multi-tasking, prioritising ["Global workspace"]
> frontal cortex-------><-|hippocampus|-><-multiple cortex
> brain stem, thalamus-><-| memory |->body motor/pre motor image
> basal ganglia--------><-| |-><-cerebellum

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