RE: [-empyre-] Accidents (was for example)

> Similarly, Jim, you can't apply a mathematical model to understand the
> psychic economy (I use psychic economy instead of mind because
> mind situates
> us at once in the mind-body dichotomy).

For all our knowledge, we still don't understand even the basics about how
information is encoded, stored, retrieved, and processed by the brain. We
ourselves are the most magnificent information processing entities we know

I am all for the actually infinite. Maybe it goes on before our eyes. Maybe
it doesn't. I am inclined to think not. A beautiful and necessary fiction.

Independent, however, of this or that, Yvonne, do you think that the brain
is an information processing system?

What do I mean by that?

It seems like there's a lot of stuff kicking around in the noodle. Does the
brain encode our experience? Does it file away our experience in memory in
an orderly fashion so that our memories of roses, say, can be distinguished
from our memories of email? So it seems. The brain must have its own way of
converting sensory input to information that is coded in quite particular
ways, musn't it?

I'm trying to lead you down the garden path, Yvonne.


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