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[Neuroscience] Re: gaudiception

r norman via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by r_s_norman from comcast.net)
Tue Dec 21 17:29:35 EST 2010


On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:49:03 +0100, evaporation from live.co.uk wrote:

>At page 320 of Nieuwenhuys, Voogd and van Huijzen’s (2008) “The Human 
>Central Nervous System” I found the word “gaudiception”, but google only 
>returns the very same book as where I found it in. What word did they 
>have in mind and what does it mean? This is its context: “The 
>spinothalamic component of the anterolateral funiculus, known to form 
>part of the circuitry concerned with perception of temperature, touch, 
>and pain, is most probably also involved in gaudiception.”

That is undoubtedly the sense that will eventually be responsible for
appreciating the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona.  I think
evolution is holding off on the details of that specialized sense
until the cathedral ever gets finished.

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself.  But that is the only thing that comes
to mind.)



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