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    Neural correlates of free will

    No it's you who self-promoted yourself, and in a ridiculous way (I've talk to Chalmer!). Don't count I will do the same. You also insulted me several times, and others too, and you're again insulting me by pretending it was dishonest to edit my poost, even though I let an explicit note of...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Your usual line when you got it wrong, isn't it? :redface:
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Another example of these claims you're making everywhere about the status of neuroscientific questions. There are hundred if not thousand of neuroscientist trying to figure out this question. Your statement just mean that you're not really interest in how it's works, not that we know how it is...
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    Natural selection and parallel evolution

    That's considered as the most likely explanation. However, there is also the possibility that http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.64.120&rep=rep1&type=pdf" could be implicated somehow.
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    Does menthol kill spermatozoa?

    I would expect the main effect is to increase survival because you would also put sugar. But you'll have to experiment if you want to know.
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    Medical Can psych meds cause a persons head and shoulders to grow

    I won't guess there's a link, but I don't think we know where this effect comes from. Maybe seems the best we can say now.
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    Neural correlates of free will

    I gave you five and add comment for the two you were not understanding. I guess this is your spicy way to say thank you. :rolleyes:
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    Neural correlates of free will

    I think what you have in mind is accomodating all known evidence, whereas I was talking about accomodating any possible evidence. The first is what you want in science, the latter is not even wrong. Suppose one claim that a given bunch of evidences support one's view. Then question yourself...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    (some detailed comments where it seems necessary) Yes. I agree this is tentative, not to the extent to call it hype. No, this is interesting but too linked to older studies to meet your requierement. I was thinking at the variations we now find in adults...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    That's very instructive. So I understand now, that when you say your claim are supported by evidence, what you mean is that your claim are general enough to accomodate any evidence. Good to know, I won't have to lose my time next time. :redface:
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Absolutly not. You said something stupid. Context doesn't change it was stupid. If I wanted to challenge the context, I'd have quote the context. Any fMRI experiment cost at least 5000$. I don't think many master student are allowed to whip up an fMRI study in a few day. Regarding...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    One precision please: here do you equate physicalist and mathematical language?
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    Neural correlates of free will

    That's you who pretend to know that. I personnaly don't know -altough it would be my guess. What I know, is that if QM applies correctly describe reality, then reality is computationnal. Yep. An hilarious standard technics. Yep. For each paper mentionning single unit, 6 mention brain...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    No pb. I think this is the heart of what I don't get in your position, surely we will have to discuss it at one point.
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    Neural correlates of free will

    How do you know? C'mon. You have to search MRI because fMRI does not appears in functionnal MRI, echo-planar MRI, sparse sampling MRI, event-related MRI, block designed MRI, ... and yes also anatomical MRI. A lot to look at with this technics alone. Alternativley, search for brain imaging...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    I give you my word I was not sacastic here. Please read my post #209 as pure first degree, including apology. I've no idea why it appears otherwise.
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    Neural correlates of free will

    You could say "Ok I was wrong". That happens, you know. Even to those guys who talk to Chalmer. Or perhaps it had little impact. That we never expected... strawman but interesting: at a glance I would say default mode, cognition in cerebellum, consciousness in insula, modulation of cortical...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    If reality is computational, then all global influence are inside a TM. It may or not be the case, but if you assume the global environnement is not inside a Turing machine, there is no surprise you will conclude it's not computationnal. By definition? You actually give a sh.. about this...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Oh I just misunderstood you then. To me mainstream is "the common current thought of the majority". I've just missed the part where this definition was otherwise. My bad, sorry.
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Your usual line when you got it wrong, it seems. :rolleyes: Small detail: this is Nature Reviews Neuroscience, which is not the same as Nature Neuroscience nor Nature. Not so small detail: what you suggest is a bad methodology. Don't you know how to use pubmed? I've check it anyway. Among...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    I certainly agree your view is mainstream within the subfields that care about it. My point is that you're stretching the mainstream too far by applying it to neuroscience as a whole. The fact is most neuroscientists are not influenced by this view, because it does not have any impact in their...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Sure it's logically sound. But could you think of a way to make a positive statement along this line?
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    What or where is our real sense of self?

    You may wish to read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Mistook_His_Wife_for_a_Hat" [Broken]. Likely the best pop book on neuropsychologia ever. It mentions among other things the case of anterograde amnesia that Pythagorean and Apeiron mentionned, and discuss your question specifically...
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    Neural correlates of free will

    As a neuroscientist, I wish you both stop what is either poorly supported or wrong view about what is mainstream in neuroscience. Saying that this or this work is compatible with an interpretation is not an evidence that the interpretation is influencial (in other words I agree about the nascent...
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    Medical If your wrist is under anaesthetic how would your fingers/palm feel?

    Not all sensations, though. Finger proprioception is largely based on muscle spindle in the forearm, meaning that one can feel despite the finger is anaesthetized. It's strange to write, but was shown http://www.springerlink.com/content/6v5wfqk429l181ul/"
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    Neural correlates of free will

    That what you said and I perfectly understood that it was what you said. My question again: please explain why you think there is a difference.
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    Neural correlates of free will

    Perhaps he had a look and the references were not supporting your claims unless a lot of creativity was involved. That sometime happens, doesn't it :wink:?
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    Neural correlates of free will

    You're asking apeiron to provide references to support his claims... dude you like to live with risk! :biggrin: I don't think I get your point here. What is the difference you see between layman causality and efficient causality? Or one can say that the gun is an algorithm, which indeed it is...
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    Medical Can psych meds cause a persons head and shoulders to grow

    I'm not aware of any known effects on head and shoulder specifically, but maybe one could experience a modification of his/her body scheme following weight gain. The last is known to be a secondary effect of medication. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21050724" [Broken]for example...
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    Medical If your wrist is under anaesthetic how would your fingers/palm feel?

    Interesting question, but a very theorical one. The only methods I'm aware off to anesthetized the wrist is either ischemia or blocking nerves conduction. In both case, you'd anaesthetized not only wrist but also anything below.
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