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Jeremy Collins's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Jeremy Collins

It would probably not be very much different from discovering a new taste or smell. It is an intriguing sensation when it happens. My most recent example was smelling a bottle of alcohol in China which had a dead snake inside. I was surprised that I immediately recognised the smell, feeling an innate concept SNAKE suddenly activated, despite never having it smelt it before.

It is also quite clear in the case of taste that there must be subjective variation with humans - my 'milk' is different from someone who dislikes 'milk'. (Or are the qualia the same and just our reactions different? Is there a difference?)

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 15:54:25 UTC | #479633