Brent_Allsop replied 15 years ago (Feb 1st 2009, 9:16:13 am)
I think I found what I believe to be the first reference to what we are calling 'effing' the ineffable (though they didn't call it such) in a peer reviewed paper.
I'm going to ask V.S. Ramachandran and William Hirstein if they also believe this is the first documented reference to such a technique using a "cable of neurons" to connect two brains such that someone would say: "Oh my God, I see what you mean.". (It would be great if we could get them to support our camp.)
Accordingly, if they and everyone agree, I propose the following addition to the Additional Info section of our camp statement:
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V.S._Ramachandran V.S. Ramachandran] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hirstein William Hirstein] were the first to propose the idea of effing the ineffable (though they didn't call it such) in their seminal [http://www.imprint.co.uk/rama/qualia.pdf Three Laws of Qualia] paper in 1997.