Different words for the same thing?

From: Grant Callaghan (grantc4@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue 18 Mar 2003 - 23:07:01 GMT

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    And each and every performance is just the same- a unique solution to the problem of what step to take, or word to use, or turn to take, or smile, or frown, or dance, or....


    The following from:

    An Exploration In Mesoscopic Brain Dynamics Professor Walter J Freeman University of California, Berkeley, USA

    representations - intentional gestures, words, numbers, and constructed objects that elicit meaning in the process of communication, but which themselves have no meaning

    thought - a process by which Neuroactivity constructs meaning, modifies intentional structure, and makes representations for purposes of communication among humans and animals


    It would seem that what Wade calls memes Freeman calls "representations." What I call memes are what Freeman calls thought. I would suspect that Freeman has little or nothing to say on the subject of memes. But at least what we are giving names to is common to the lexicons of all of us.


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