From: Jerry Bryson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 06 Feb 2006 - 19:24:39 GMT
On Feb 6, 2006, at 10:15 AM, Chris Taylor wrote:
> I think using MRI to look at memes would be a lot like using an atom
> smasher to look at organisms...
> Although clearly there will be correlates of things at that level.
> Maybe these will be moods and modes rather then meme-specific things
> though (i.e. the kind of 'pedal notes' of cousciousness).
I was thinking of using MRI to get at some more of the stuff you get
from observing behavior. Any biometric might be useful; for example
blood pressure when presented with selected memes.
> Cheers, Chris.
> Jerry Bryson wrote:
>> On Feb 6, 2006, at 3:46 AM, Derek Gatherer wrote:
>>>> If I want to know whether someone has a particular meme then I can
>>>> ask them or, less directly, observe their behaviour. Behavioural
>>>> observation is as you say not ideal; but if you include what they
>>>> write/say as part of that behaviour then things become more
"In theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, they're
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