A Theory Of Mind Through Simulation
For those of you who have followed my comments here and there and the Free Will series I’ve been doing, you know that I’ve been talking about a theory of mind where we experience the world through a simulation that is running in our brains. It turns out that Alva Noe` appears to be saying exactly the same thing – but using different words. To wit, I give you himself:
Alva gives another talk on color perception here
For me colors are like shapes. Just as a three-dimensional shape has a hidden backside so colors have hidden ways they would look if the conditions of lighting were changed.
He doesn’t come out and speak about the simulation running in our brains, but he describes it.