"The temporal lobe is, roughly, speaking, language and long-term memory. So that maps to shared archival media, such as collaborative notebooks or forums. In terms of content, I think this is where lore and lexicon live. Unlike the streams flowing through the frontal-lobe media, the temporal lobe media persist strongly, and provide an evolving context."

It's also responsible for _stitching together_ input from the auditory and optic nerves and providing a proprioceptive context - Oliver Sacks (rip) writes in this article (https://cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/111F04/16882.html - In the river of consciousness) after dutifully trotting out Borjes, Hume and William James, about individuals who see in stills as a function of temporal lobe lesion, and this isn't an isolated phenomenon. I guess this is getting assigned to the parietal lobe, which, it certainly has it's fingers deep into the process.

If I'm being honest the high level map is pretty great- it's hard to find fault with. I like the floating people as emergent property of the mind.

I'm assuming self is one of the floating peanuts.

The more I dither around looking at this, the more entirely reasonable it seems.

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This series is about "minds" not bodies, I assume. Somehow, I am missing embodiment. You touched on it in your post "Can robots yearn for phantom limbs". Primarily the motor cortex function, but also things that our eyes see, but that are not processed by the brain, as considered irrelevant for the context and the species, but still are real and are there right in front of us.

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