On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM, luis girao <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Roger,
> Discussions about simulation are of extreme interest to me.
> Very interesting is to understand that enaction somehow introduces the idea
> of embodiment in processes of perception and knowledge acquisition. My
> interpretation follows Varela's and Maturama's need to involve the subject
> in significant experiences, that obviously cannot be perceived by the
> individual as simulatory. Otherwise, enaction would not happen. I face this
> as reiterating the need to integrate artistic experience as non-dissociated
> from 'reality'.
> Of course, discourse shifts a bit when concerning emulations of the brain.
> The brain as a representational system as neuroscience tends to describe it.
> Fortunatly, human beings are not 'a brain', as concepts such as enaction
> urge to establish. I believe we are product of the interaction between our
> constituve parts, such as body-mind, and external context. A complex system,
> as Clarissa would put it, I believe.
> Undeniably, emulation processes are extremely important in the
> understanding of how the brain integrates/represents/inter-relates
> emotional/bodly experiences with 'rational' behaviour. The basis of all
> Damasio's discoveries.
> Phantom limb based experiences such the ones that Ehrcsson has been
> conducting, on body ownership 'simulations' - apparently product of brain
> emulations-, really break some new ground in the dissolution of the
> boundaries between simulation and reality.
> Luis Miguel Girão
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