From: Thomas Buckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 23 2004 - 18:05:54 MDT
--- Philip Sutton
> Hi Ben,
> > Libet's finding that conscious awareness of a
> stimulus or action tends
> > to follow the actual stimulus action by about half
> a second.
> Is the stimuls time set at the point where the
> stimulus is picked up in
> the sensory organs? Or the time when the stimulus
> report arrived in
> the brain?
> If the former, how long would it take for a report
> to get from the sensory
> organs to the brain?
> Cheers, Philip
What happens, see, is that the homunculus, sitting at
a microdesk deep in the cortex, monitors inputs from
the various brain centers. The inputs on his
micro-monitor travel through his micro-optic nerve to
his microbrain, where they are converted to
micro-stimuli. These are monitored by the
microhomunculus, who sits at a nanodesk before a
nanomonitor. Deep within his nanobrain, a
femtohomunculus sits, sipping a femtotasse of
phlogiston from Femtobucks...
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