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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-09-12 03:41 [#02611822]
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lol


 

offline mermaidman on 2021-09-13 13:46 [#02611842]
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epic the alien you're talking about and my alien are not the
same alien ok?? don't act like they are the same alien they
are different


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-09-25 22:25 [#02612277]
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I haven't really figured out what an idea is yet, but I
suspect a point is contacts between contexts. And my point
is what's your point


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-09-26 06:39 [#02612279]
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oh, drat. i should have written, "i've still no idea what an
idea is," as the opening

I still haven't an idea what an idea is, but I suspect
that a point is contacts between contexts. And my point is:
what's your point?


brain-twister but also a brit of a tongue-twister two


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-04 10:14 [#02612418]
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LAZY_TITLE he's in the ballpark


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-04 10:17 [#02612419]
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This is why I tend toward the substrate-dependent view.
This imperative for self-organization and self-preservation
in living systems goes all the way down: Every cell within a
body maintains its own existence just as the body as a whole
does. What’s more, unlike in a computer where you have
this sharp distinction between hardware and software —
between substrate and what “runs on” that substrate —
in life, there isn’t such a sharp divide. Where does the
mind-ware stop and the wetware start? There isn’t a clear
answer. These, for me, are positive reasons to think that
the substrate matters; a system that instantiates conscious
experiences might have to be a system that cares about its
persistence all the way down into its mechanisms, without
some arbitrary cutoff. No, I can’t demonstrate that for
certain. But it’s one interesting way in which living
systems are different from computers, and it’s a way which
helps me understand consciousness as it’s expressed in
living systems.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-05 05:09 [#02612473]
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LAZY_TITLE

The gene was nothing like what we've seen before. Many of
the proteins that trigger or transmit nerve signals by
allowing ions into or out of cells have six to 12 segments
that pass through the cell membrane. Patapoutian found that
the gene he was working on had 38 of these segments. The
segments allowed the gene to spread the cell's membrane into
a curved bowl-shaped depression. Pressure nearby on the
membrane would flatten the bowl out and open a channel that
allows ions to flow into the cell.

The protein, which Patapoutian termed PIEZO1, has a close
relative called PIEZO2. Combined, the proteins appear to be
needed for touch sensitivity in vertebrates. (Oddly,
organisms like flies and worms, which have nervous systems
that share many features with those of vertebrates, don't
seem to have these genes.)

While temperature sensing was very complicated, the PIEZO
picture was complex in that sensing strain was involved in a
lot of things other than touch. Mice that lack the PIEZO2
gene die shortly after birth because they lose the ability
to determine how inflated their lungs are. If the gene is
deleted later in life, the animals can experience blood
pressure problems, bladder problems, and digestive issues,
all because they can no longer determine the stresses on
their internal organs.

In addition, PIEZO2 seems to be involved in proprioception,
which is the ability to sense how our body parts are located
and oriented without looking at them. Thus, on top of
everything else, loss of the gene's activity causes severe
balance and movement problems.


so our sense of touch is actually our cells' sense of touch,
summed up together. how satisfying


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-06 03:11 [#02612524]
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filing this here from that there

The concept of mental imagery is also of interest. A
mental image is defined as a “mental experience which
occurs in the absence of stimulation, but which resembles
the experience that occurs when a stimulus is actually
present” [60]. In the sighted, mental images tend to be
strongly visual in nature. It is known, for example, that
“sighted subjects tend to visualize objects they examine
by touch” [60]. There is, however, “compelling evidence
that haptic mental imagery exists in congenitally blind
people” [60]. Haptic mental images, however, appear to be
different in nature than visual images. It seems, for
example, that the early blind “have a greater ability to
perceive vividly both the front and back of a palpated
object at the same time” [60].



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:14 [#02612526]
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did you read what i said about u in the logs. it wasnt that
bad was it. you feel that same about me basicallly or at
least thats how i imagined it



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:15 [#02612527]
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i think i said there was a bold line between us in terms of
the likelihood of us being dupes really



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-06 03:15 [#02612528]
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the... logs?


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:16 [#02612529]
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yeah it wasnt that bad imo



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-06 03:19 [#02612530]
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tldr


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:20 [#02612531]
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me and you have never really clicked have we


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:23 [#02612532]
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im not being sarcastic when i say that i think this is
mostly my fault. u can be an annoying NERD but i think a lot
of what you say and talk about really isnt that bad but i
just never really connect with it



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:28 [#02612533]
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i connect with bits of it



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:30 [#02612534]
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u are a bit of a cunt sometimes epic


 


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