Neosentience and Umwelt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umwelt:

 

“biological foundations that lie at the very epicenter of the study of both communication and signification in the human [and non-human] animal.”

 

Jakob von Uexküll and Thomas A. Sebeok

 

Each organism has a distinct way of interacting with the world.  This defines the possibility space of their consciousness.  Each sensory faculty and integrative neuronal function an organism possesses creates a Cartesian product of these possibility spaces.  This yields a massive space for sentience and also reinforces Seaman and Rossler’s focus on multimodal sensations for neosentient systems.

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