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Lack of control & absence of reality

In light of our discussions this week about the visual system and the great deal of information that is actually constructed by the brain, it seems to me that humans actually have very limited control of our behaviors. We respond to stimuli, yes. But we are actually responding to stimuli that has been falsified in such a way as to make it easier for the human brain to understand it, process it, and create appropriate outputs for the inputs.

So what is the point of the I-function, then? Is it just to interpret the stimuli which have been processed and edited? Why can't the I-function discern what has been edited by the brain and what are in fact the raw details? Shouldn't there be some function that can reconcile the differences between the two realities?


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