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comment Is there a region of cortex which over a period of development becomes the seat of self?
Could you give more references to empirical evidence that there is no central region in the brain where it all comes together?
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comment Where is the visual “image” that we “see” finally assembled?
I would be making the homunculus argument fallacy if I didn't ground my idea. Instead of a "little man" seeing projected images, I'm thinking of a region of cortex (which is presumably the seat of self) that is presented with a synthesized "image" from lower visual cortical regions. "image" in quotes is to signify that I'm not referring to any optic images projected in the brain, but to the spike streams that encode images.
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comment Where is the visual “image” that we “see” finally assembled?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I now get what I'm missing. Yes, I agree that for the cortical region/self that does the "seeing" it hardly matters how the "image" it is presented with is oriented. All that matters, is that info in this "image" matches info in other input modes such as touch, sound etc.
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comment Where is the visual “image” that we “see” finally assembled?
I made the hard changes to my previous question, clarifying the terminology and the question itself. In an answer to the image flip question, Peter Helfer says that only the experiencing subject sees. My first question is about the nature of this experiencing subject, with my speculation being that the self is seated in a region of cortex. This question is about where the "image" that is "seen" by the self is finally assembled.
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comment Is there a region of cortex which over a period of development becomes the seat of self?
Chuck, thanks for the pointer. In your answer to that question you speculate that the claustrum combines multi-modal stimuli and possibly forwards it to the prefrontal cortex. Is there more evidence that the prefrontal cortex is the seat of consciousness? Also, doesn't all this mean that Daniel Dennett's criticism of the Cartesian Theater is outdated? There might after all be a homunculus, which is a few sq. inches of cortex in the front of the head.