Re: Brain stores Memes as Form

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 09:43:54 BST

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    On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 11:15:59PM +0000, salice wrote:
    > I didn't thought about this before but i came just up with it in
    > discussion.
    > The brain is able to store memes because it can store form.
    > The way in which the form is structurally saved in the brain might
    > differ between different people, but the form which is saved can stay
    > the same. In this way the form which is saved in the brain can be
    > transmitted between brains without transmitting the brain structure.
    > What do you think?

    I think that's absolutely right. The form is differently encoded in
    different brains, but it's the same form because it results in the same
    behaviour patterns. This is why Dennett says memes are semantic rather
    than syntactic. I use the word "form" myself, as you'll see if you

    Robin Faichney 
    "It is tempting to suppose that some concept of information could serve
    eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say
    Daniel Dennett and John Haugeland. The theory is here:

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