Fw: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

From: Kenneth Van Oost (Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be)
Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 23:06:26 GMT

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Kenneth Van Oost
    To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
    Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001 10:05 PM
    Subject: Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

      Hi Dace, Vincent,
      The following haunted me for a few days,

      Outside the context of
    > self-referential mentality, there can't be any self-propagating ideas.
      I don 't know, but the first thought I had about this sentence was, and what
      about the " subconsciousness " !?
      Are we pretty sure that it has a self- referentality structure !?
      Are we pretty sure that there are no self- propagating ideas in the subconscient
      levels of our minds !?
      Maybe I lack a decent understanding of what the subconsciousness is for,
      and what it does, but from what I do understand I conclude that there might
      be an ' invisible ' process going on, on which the consciousness builts itself
      up and therefor builts our minds.
      Why, in other words, calling itself the subconsciousness and using at the
      same time a self- referential structure !?
      There is no need, the subconsciousness " supports" the conscient mind
      which possesses as we do know a self- referential level, why the need for
      one other more !?
      IMO, the subconsciousness is out of reach, yet. Can we grasp what is
      going on there !?

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