RE: More on qualia of consciousness and occam's razor

From: Ben Goertzel <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 11:34:22 -0500

> ; you might even be able to "read" the brain, scanning for neuronal
> activity and deducing correctly that the subject sees a red
> flash. However,
> it is impossible to know what it feels like to see a red flash unless you
> have the actual experience yourself.
> So I maintain that there is this extra bit of information -subjective
> experience or qualia - that you do not automatically have even if
> you know
> everything about the brain to an arbitrary level of precision.

In what sense is a quale "information"?

formalizing this might help me to understand your hypothesis better

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