RE: Conditional probability & continuity of consciousness (was: Re: FIN Again)

From: Charles Goodwin <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 12:59:51 +1200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacques Mallah []
> The appeal of that kind of model is based on the illusion that we can
> remember past experiences. We can't remember past experiences at all,
> actually. We only experience "memory" because of the _current_ way our
> brains are structured.

Thank you for that, that's just what I was trying to put across when I was asked how observer moments seem to link up. (Although
some semantically pedantic people might argue that "We can't remember past experiences at all" isn't true, because accessing our
current brain state on the assumption that we have an accurate record of past experience *is* what we mean by remembering past
experience. But I know what you mean, and I agree!)

Received on Thu Sep 06 2001 - 17:57:08 PDT

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