Ian Weinberg en Publishers & Bloggers, Healthcare, English Developer and facilitator of neuro-coaching program. Neurosurgeon in practice • NeuroSurge - neuromodulation 12/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,1K

The Mushy Brain Mystery

The Mushy Brain Mystery                                                                     Red velvet brain cake - delicious!

I was recently scheduled to perform surgery on a patient with a brain tumor. The day before the surgery, the patient phoned me to request that should the surgery necessitate the removal of any normal brain tissue surrounding the tumor, could I put it on a DVD for him so that he doesn’t lose any information!! (He was dead-serious)

Unfortunately this is the level of misinformation that permeates the subject of the brain, consciousness and the purpose/cause of its existence. The champions of AI (artificial intelligence) are already talking about transferring all our intrinsic brain-based data on to an electronic storage device which they maintain will represent our consciousness! Now when did stored brain-based data equate to consciousness? And even more worrying, a certain neurologist of repute (name withheld to spare him any embarrassment) stated recently that when he lifted the hood (the cranium) and beheld the engine (the brain) he was astounded at what an inefficient mess it was, following years of random add-on evolutionary structures! Possibly the most arrogant statement I’ve heard in all my years in the neurosciences.

Bottom line is we have only a very primordial idea as to how this organ comprehensively perceives and stores information, recalls it, integrates emotion and supports subjective consciousness. This soft, mushy organ that I’ve held in my hands so often, worked on and studied, remains a total mystery. We have only theories describing memory storage, cognitive function, where the seat of subjective consciousness may reside (possibly not even within the cranium) and how the conscious observer engages with quantum physics phenomena (entanglement) – ‘spooky action at a distance’!

I would therefore advise the AI experts and the arrogant neuroscientists to first define human consciousness in its multi-faceted form before making judgments and preparing to immortalize us on DVD’s or other electronic storage devices!

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Sara Jacobovici 30/3/2017 · #20

Thanks for bringing my attention to your post @Ian Weinberg. I can only agree with what you write and hope for the same thing, that we first define consciousness and then ask if it can be transferred onto a disc.

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Gerald Hecht 2/3/2017 · #19

#16 @Ian Weinberg we can work with this! Not a problem!

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Gerald Hecht 2/3/2017 · #18

#14 @Harvey Lloyd ahh! Good thinking...yes, all the pieces are starting to fit into place...it won't be long now!

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Harvey Lloyd 2/3/2017 · #17

#16 Unfortunately those on android systems will have to wait for the S25 model to come out. Protests have already begun due to the bias against android consciousness not meeting expectation. For some reason the conscious model is hung a redundant search loop of band uniform sizes.

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Ian Weinberg 2/3/2017 · #16

@Harvey Lloyd and @Gerald Hecht Damn, I was fully backed up on a Samsung Galaxy S7 ....

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Harvey Lloyd 2/3/2017 · #14

#13 I have asked the donald to change the status of the Op to black status. This opens up the funding from the White House band uniform fund of 8 billion dollars. But most importantly it is untraceable back to you.

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Gerald Hecht 2/3/2017 · #13

#12 @Harvey Lloyd We need more funding --we are so close!!!

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Harvey Lloyd 2/3/2017 · #12

I figure in a few years i will be able to imprint my consciousness on the Iphone 20 and be immortal. That is what the internet says. I am assuming @Gerald Hecht will be the leader of Iphone 20 conscious beings. Hail Digital Conscious King!

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