Humphrey confuses consciouness with illusion

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Opinion reads: Just as the moon illusion is an effect of size constancy, the illusions of ineffability and irreducibility, in Humphrey’s view, are effects of our human capacity for self-reflection, long-term planning and innovation. The brain knows the real secret of seduction, more effective than even music and martinis. Just keep whispering, “Gee, you are really special” to that sack of water and protein that is a body and you can get it to do practically anything. Humphrey’s ideas are appealing, but they aren’t always precise, and it will take a lot of empirical work to discover whether they are true. Evolutionary arguments have to go beyond just-so stories, and it’s not easy to see just how you could test Humphrey’s hypotheses.

But the fact remains that even a foolish mind is real, lest we confuse recognition with a mere representation and then there is no mind to be fooled.

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