From: Ben Dawson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 09 Mar 2006 - 22:20:20 GMT
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 11:49:28 +0100, you wrote:
>It would be very interesting to see your brainactivity while remembering
>this and what areas in your brain are triggered when you recall hearing this
>music. I think it might hold part of the answer to your question.
It's already been done. It's called a "brain itch" apparently.
I remember reading about it some time ago:
I would be interested to know why it's always the really irritating
tunes that get stuck there, rather than your favourites that you'd be
happy to listen to all day long.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 11:21 AM
>Subject: Top 'o the mornin' to you
>Right. I have a tricky one (and an old one, but for some reason I was
>engrossed in it last night):
>I have always considered myself quite lucky in being one of these people
>with a jukebox in their head (I can run through whole albums in some cases).
>Now I wouldn't claim that what I imagine/recall is precisely what one might
>find on vinyl, but it is pretty convincing, which is the crux...
>So am I literally 'hearing' it (could someone _very_ clever ultimately rig a
>sensor to a speaker and hear it for real -- sort of 'playing' the
>(~)meme(plex), or am I remembering the experience of hearing it (sort of an
>extended self-delusory episode)? Is this like what I 'see' which is in fact
>radically different from the pattern of light impacting my retinas, having
>been heavily processed, mapped onto objects and so on? I'm pretty sure that
>auditory cortex will be lighting up, but we couldn't really say why.
>On a tangent, it strikes me that tunes make for meme amenable to study as we
>shortcut most of the internal representational issues.
>Anyway, logorrhoea sufferers abhor a vacuum (which is why my carpets are
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