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Single Idea 2953

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 7. Blindsight]

Full Idea

If one asks 'what does the world look like to a fish?' the answer may be 'it doesn't look like anything; fish find their way about by blindsight.'

Gist of Idea

Fish may operate by blindsight


Michael Lockwood (Mind, Brain and the Quantum [1989], p.56)

Book Reference

Lockwood,Michael: 'Mind,Brain and the Quantum:The Compound 'I'' [Blackwell 1991], p.56

A Reaction

This strikes me as a real possibility, not just a wild speculation. It seems pretty obvious to me that I operate by blindsight in many aspects of my behaviour. Piano-playing would be impossible if all qualia had to be processed.