November brain

Leggendo Coscienza di Dennett avevo trovato la cosa parecchio spettacolare. Stamattina son per puro caso ricapitato sulla citazione. Che va condivisa per forza:

A neurosurgeon once told me about operating on the brain of a young man with epilepsy. As is customary in this kind of operation, the patient was wide awake, under only local anesthesia, while the surgeon delicately explored his exposed cortex, making sure that the parts tentatively to be removed were not absolutely vital by stimulating them electrically and asking the patient what he experienced. Some stimulations provoked visual flashes or hand-raisings, others a sort of buzzing sensation, but one spot produced a delighted response from the patient: “It’s ‘Outta Get Me’ by Guns N’Roses, my favorite heavy metal [sic] band!”

Daniel Dennett, Consciousness explained

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