"Informatic neglect leads us to intuit complexes as simples. The most basic experimental example of this is found in the psychophysical phenomena of ‘flicker fusion,’ the way oscillating lights and sounds will be perceived as continuous when the frequency passes beyond certain thresholds. The fact is, all of experience, cognitive or perceptual, is characterized by such ‘fusion illusions.’ In the absence of information–or difference making differences–we consciously experience and/or cognize identities, which is to say, mistake matter of fact heterogeneities for homogeneities. Still frames become ‘moving pictures.’ Ants on the sidewalk become spilled paint. A bottomless universe becomes a local celestial sphere. Whole cultures become cartoon caricatures. Brains become minds. And so on."

Cognitive Deficits Predicted by the Blind Brain Theory
"'Who’ and ‘what’ are like the weather and climate of consciousness. ‘Who’ tells you how to dress, day in and day out, while saying nothing about the mystery of rain or sunshine."

http://rsbakker.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/all-the-whos-in-whoville/
 
We punish ourselves to secure the pity of others.
"If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own?"

R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before p. 234

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