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Jackie Marano's picture

I-function and Perception

I find this conversation quite interesting, and it appears to fit in with what I have tried to address in my second webpaper. I researched and explored the phenomenon of Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, and I find I have similar questions with respect to the I-function. Tinnitus is very hard to cure, and the success in recovery is directly correlated to the individual's ability to 'retrain' the brain to consider the leaky-membrane-messages it receives as false. Is this difficulty a result of a 'dispute' between the I-function and the mechanisms of the brain? If material and concrete influences cannot repair the inner ear or alleviate tinnitus...are not all of the medications, use of noise-masking devices, and visits to therapists all attempts to alter/influence the I-function? Or maybe this is actually the brain's fault? How does such a dispute between the brain (and such leaky membranes) and the I-function correspond to perception in general? And to behavior?

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