Date: Sun 20 Oct 2002 - 16:31:20 GMT
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> > Which is why the neural excitation pattern that accommodates the
> > performance of a certain behavior is memetically equivalent to the
> > neural excitation pattern that an observer internalizes, that allows
> > them to later perform a recognizably similar behavior (as two tokens
> > of a type), in spite of the fact that the neural excitation patterns
> > are
> > somewhat differently in each brain; what matters is that their
> > interactions with their specific cortical environments facilitates
> > the performance of the selfsame (or similar enough to be
> > replicative) communicative behavior, and this is why they are memes
> > (and not performances of memes.
> Ok Joe, this sounds right to me, just one question !
> What makes a pattern or whatever similar so that one is excitated by
> performing it and another by observing it !?
> What is in the meme that makes it in both occasions transferable, out
> of the brain and absorb by the other !?
That is the memetic part; the part that manages to make a behavior not just interesting to perceive, but also to attempt to perform.
> You can perform a behavior of which you are completely wild about, but
> for me it could stay death meat, what makes it different of the one
> mentioned above !?
That's where hooks come in; hooks work by exploiting the basic drives of our common humanity and attempt to penetrate culturally (that is, memetically) obtained individual filters whose job is to preserve the memes to which they are attached by blocking the reception of possible competitors. "There is no God but Allah" is such a filter.
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