All mind is made of images, from the representation of objects and events to their corresponding concepts and verbal translations. Images are the universal token of mind. #tsot19
Our perceptions and the ideas they evoke continuously generate a parallel description in terms of language. #tsot19
Stumbled upon this, I've been at it for half an hour now. Great way to practice reading regex.
The ability to generate images opened the way for organisms to represent the world around them. #tsot19
The march toward minds began with elementary sensing and responding, and sensing and responding are still at work today in the world of the bacteria. #tsot19
The mental components that originally enabled creative intelligence, namely, feeling and subjectivity. #tsot19
Complexity is hallmarked by the appearance of functional emergences as one moves from smaller to bigger chunks of the overall structure. #tsot19
The emergence of the nervous system was an indispensable enabler of life in elaborate multicellular organisms; the nervous system has been a servant of whole-organism homeostasis. #tsot19
The presence of images meant that each organism could create internal representations based on its ongoing sensory descriptions of both external and internal events. #tros19
In conscious creatures, the first tier of visceroception signals is delivered below the level of consciousness, and the corrective responses that the brain produces on the basis of unconscious surveillance are, for the most part, not consciously deliberated either. #tros19
When cooperating, what bacteria, or nucleated cells, or tissues, or organs give up, in general, is independence; what they get in return is access to the “commons”. #tsot19
There is no nervous system inside bacteria and no mind in the sense that we have. Yet they have varieties of perception, memory, communication, and social governance. #tsot19
The essence of homeostasis is the formidable enterprise of managing energy—procuring it, allocating it to critical jobs such as repair, defence, growth, and participation in the engendering and maintenance of progeny. #tsot19
Human cultures are a manifestation of systems in which conscious and deliberative minds can both interfere with automatic regulatory mechanisms and create new forms of life regulation that have the goal of upregulated life states that tend to produce flourishing. #tsot19
A: (walks over) What are you working on?
me: (hesitates..) umm.. mumble mumble..
me: (relieved) Yeah, people. I’m working on people.