Against the mind/brain by Fred Cummins

Guest post from Fred Cummins in response to a tweet exchange.----------------------------------------This is a letter to Greg Hickok in response to some recent tweet exchanges that immediately seemed to raise issues that are not resolvable in 140 character snippets. I'm including Andrew Wilson and Sabrina Golonka from Leeds, and Marek McGann from Limerick in the distribution, as I believe we might all have interesting perspectives on the issues at stake.Let's start with this heartfelt tweet from Greg, which I hope represents common ground among all of us:I wonder how much the pace of science would quicken if we could just understand what the f. each other are trying to say. (Origin: @GregoryHickok)I might have some reservations about the use of "pace", which suggests a simple linear progressive course from ignorance into certainty, to be delivered by science, but the sentiment that we are talking past each other, and that this is not in any of our interests, motivates this reply.Then, to start the discussion, here is a sequence of three further tweets (concatenated) by Greg which triggered this response:Embody: 'To give a concrete form to what is abstract' (OED). In the brain, concrete form = neural codes (firing patterns, etc). An embodied mental concept then just means a concept defined by neural codes. Embodied cognition therefore targets the same question as standard cognitive neuroscience: how does the brain code information?And one further attempt by Greg...
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