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#1
02-09-2014
Default A simple deconstruction of consciousness - question

If you split the brain and body vertically down the center, which side do "you" end up on?


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left side, that's the way my dick hangs yo

isnt the 'seperating the link between brain halves' a thing that's been tried? I forgot the exact results, there's this famous guy who was a test subject.. or was that not having a short term memory.. I forget.
dont have time right now, may look it up later.


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Yup. It has been experimented on.
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"You" are on both sides of your brain. Different aspects of your personality are on each side, but the combination of the two are what truly makes you who you are.
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Obviously, but we are talking consciousness. Let's say you remove one part of the brain at a time. At what point do lose your consciousness?
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i think i would be dead and i would no longer be me. i'd be a divided hump of soon to be rotten and decomposed meat laying 6 ft deep in a wooden box constructed merely for social reasons as to keep my final privacy, to protect others from a disturbing sight and to express a feeling of comfort.



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Obviously, but we are talking consciousness. Let's say you remove one part of the brain at a time. At what point do lose your consciousness?
I assume that by saying "lose consciousness" in the context of the removal of parts of the brain or separation of the left from the right that you are referring to something different than how people "lose consciousness" after a blow to the head, because they are two entirely different things.

One's consciousness is the summation of a myriad of processes within the brain, so once a single part of the brain is removed the consciousness is altered, even if only slightly. The concept of "losing consciousness" is simply an issue of to what degree can the consciousness be altered before you consider it "lost".
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when you say "you", do you mean the "me" that thinks or that assumes it's "me" that does the thinking? (since you're talking about "consciousness", i'm assuming this is what you meant). or did you mean something else, like "my" personality or my "self", etc.?
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Obviously, but we are talking consciousness. Let's say you remove one part of the brain at a time. At what point do lose your consciousness?
this is really just a fancy way of reframing the puzzle of the ship of theseus or the shedding cat problem, and you're not really asking anything at all about consciousness itelf
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what kind of existence is that anyway?



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