What is the mechanism that translates cognitive feeling e.g. pain or sight into qualia that our consciousness experiences? Why does red look red?
>implying anyone gives a shit about the Hard Problem
I've only just skimmed the wikipedia article, but I don't understand how they're coming up with all these weird hyper-specific functional details considering this is a completely untestable dude-what-if conjecture
Hence, the reason why the "Hard Problem" is named that way.
Current science doesn't have a clue on how neuronal firing in the brain generates qualia/subjective experience. One can only speculate
I claim to experience qualia
So doesn't that mean there is another feedback loop AFTER qualia?
We can't picture a "soul" residing outside the brain passively experiencing its states and calculations
because the brain in that scenario would be ignorant of qualia
so somehow the physical brain is consulted again after the qualia stage?
either that or... what?
pic unrelated on someone else's computer
The phenomenon of qualia is in itself the "illusion" of consciousness. There are no discrete packets of conscious experience. Consciousness arises from changes in the physical state in the brain. A snapshot of the position of every single particle in a brain at one point in time does not constitute a person, because no change is happening.
The mechanism that "experiences" qualia is the set of feedback loops that examine and re-examine sensory input.