Posts

Reconsolidation Through Questioning 2019-11-14T23:22:43.518Z · score: 10 (4 votes)
Reconsolidation Through Experience 2019-11-13T20:04:39.345Z · score: 15 (5 votes)
The Hierarchy of Memory Reconsolidation Techniques 2019-11-13T20:02:43.449Z · score: 8 (2 votes)
Practical Guidelines for Memory Reconsolidation 2019-11-13T19:54:10.097Z · score: 16 (4 votes)
A Practical Theory of Memory Reconsolidation 2019-11-13T19:52:20.364Z · score: 15 (5 votes)
Expected Value- Millionaires Math 2019-10-09T14:50:26.732Z · score: 8 (2 votes)
On Collusion - Vitalik Buterin 2019-10-09T14:45:20.924Z · score: 24 (10 votes)
Exercises for Overcoming Akrasia and Procrastination 2019-09-16T11:53:10.362Z · score: 21 (8 votes)
Appeal to Consequence, Value Tensions, And Robust Organizations 2019-07-19T22:09:43.583Z · score: 49 (15 votes)
Overcoming Akrasia/Procrastination - Volunteers Wanted 2019-07-15T18:29:40.888Z · score: 16 (4 votes)
What are good resources for learning functional programming? 2019-07-04T01:22:05.876Z · score: 24 (9 votes)
Matt Goldenberg's Short Form Feed 2019-06-21T18:13:54.275Z · score: 32 (6 votes)
What makes a scientific fact 'ripe for discovery'? 2019-05-17T09:01:32.578Z · score: 9 (3 votes)
The Case for The EA Hotel 2019-03-31T12:31:30.969Z · score: 66 (23 votes)
How to Understand and Mitigate Risk 2019-03-12T10:14:19.873Z · score: 50 (15 votes)
What Vibing Feels Like 2019-03-11T20:10:30.017Z · score: 15 (25 votes)
S-Curves for Trend Forecasting 2019-01-23T18:17:56.436Z · score: 100 (37 votes)
A Framework for Internal Debugging 2019-01-16T16:04:16.478Z · score: 38 (17 votes)
The 3 Books Technique for Learning a New Skilll 2019-01-09T12:45:19.294Z · score: 139 (75 votes)
Symbiosis - An Intentional Community For Radical Self-Improvement 2018-04-22T23:15:06.832Z · score: 29 (7 votes)
How Going Meta Can Level Up Your Career 2018-04-14T02:13:02.380Z · score: 42 (21 votes)
Video: The Phenomenology of Intentions 2018-01-09T03:40:45.427Z · score: 37 (11 votes)
Video - Subject - Object Shifts and How to Have Them 2018-01-04T02:11:22.142Z · score: 14 (4 votes)

Comments

Comment by mr-hire on Books/Literature on resolving technical disagreements? · 2019-11-16T14:31:25.835Z · score: 14 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Thinking at the Edge gives an excellent process for this.

Comment by mr-hire on Raemon's Scratchpad · 2019-11-15T18:43:33.588Z · score: 11 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I feel a lot of unease about the sort of binary "Is this good enough to be included in canon" measure.

I have an intuition that making a binary cut off point tied to prestige leads to one of to equilibria:

1. You choose a very objective metric (P<.05) and then you end up with goodhearting.

2. You choose a much more subjective process, and this leads to either the measure being more about prestige than actual goodness, making the process highly political, as much about who and who isn't being honored as about the actual thing its' trying to measure(Oscars, Nobel Prizes), or to gradual lowering of standards as edge cases keep lowering the bar imperceptibly over time (Grade inflation, 5 star rating systems).

Furthermore, I think a binary system is quite antithetical to how intellectual progress and innovation actually happen, which are much more about a gradual lowering of uncertainty and raising of usefulness, than a binary realization after a year that this thing is useful.

Comment by mr-hire on Books/Literature on resolving technical disagreements? · 2019-11-15T18:15:50.445Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

That last link seems to go to the wikipedia article on argument mapping, and not whatever you wrote about today.

Comment by mr-hire on A Practical Theory of Memory Reconsolidation · 2019-11-14T17:07:20.281Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Breaking up a single large post into a series of much smaller posts in a sequence is an experiment I'm trying for this sequence, to get some qualitative and quantitative data before I post my much more substantial sequence on overcoming akrasia. This is good feedback. In terms of this particular issue, I think the ideal would be to be able to vote on sequences separately from posts in the sequence.

(Also, there are 5 more small posts in the sequence that go over techniques for each of the rest of the steps in the reconsolidation hierarchy, so I may break your voting scheme :)

Comment by mr-hire on Experiments and Consent · 2019-11-12T16:31:58.045Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This is really cool, thanks for the link!

Comment by mr-hire on Experiments and Consent · 2019-11-11T18:39:49.416Z · score: 7 (3 votes) · LW · GW

It's not just money, but short term profits. A/B testing is an exceptionally good tool for measuring short term profits, but not as good a tool for measuring long term changes in behavior that come as a result of "optimized" design.

Comment by mr-hire on [deleted post] 2019-10-31T17:47:15.162Z

It might make sense to create this as a sequence using the LW sequence feature.

Comment by mr-hire on The Technique Taboo · 2019-10-30T21:07:26.909Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think I've seen this in Boston or SF, but have in Portland and Berkelely. It appears to me that there are strong cultural differences between different liberal tech cities I've lived in related to skills and competence.

Comment by mr-hire on The Technique Taboo · 2019-10-30T20:36:19.633Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

SF? Is there a reason you're being obtuse here?

It's very hard to figure out if I agree with your premise if I can't compare to my own experience.

Comment by mr-hire on jacobjacob's Shortform Feed · 2019-10-30T15:22:42.555Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Superforecasting.

Comment by mr-hire on The Technique Taboo · 2019-10-30T14:28:00.771Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

In what part of the US do you live?

Comment by mr-hire on bgaesop's Shortform · 2019-10-29T19:47:32.245Z · score: 11 (5 votes) · LW · GW
At last year's CFAR reunion, for instance, there was a talk uncritically presenting chakras as a real thing, and when someone in the audience proposed doing an experiment to verify if they are real or it's a placebo effect, the presenter said (paraphrasing) "Hmm, no, let's not do that. It makes me uncomfortable. I can't tell why, but I don't want to do it, so let's not" and then they didn't.

I attended that talk and have a slightly different memory.

To my memory, the claim was "I tried this exercise related to my body, and it had a strong internal effect. Then I started playing around with other areas related to chakras, and they had really strong effects too. Try playing around with this exercise on different parts of your body, and see if there's a strong effect on you."

The second part matches my memory, and I was a bit dissapointed we didn't get to do more of an experiment, but in no way were "chakras uncritically presented as a real thing."

Comment by mr-hire on Hazard's Shortform Feed · 2019-10-25T19:27:03.979Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I think this has developed gradually. The idea of "behavior is based on unconscious desires" goes back as far as at least Freud, probably earlier.

Comment by mr-hire on Why Are So Many Rationalists Polyamorous? · 2019-10-23T20:29:39.797Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Note that this is exacerbated by the fact that the original questionnaire Jacob used to gather this data further implied the adversarial relationship between cognition and intuition.


Comment by mr-hire on What are some unpopular (non-normative) opinions that you hold? · 2019-10-23T19:40:51.649Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This seems fairly easy by randomizing the types of arguments and the positions, no?

Comment by mr-hire on Why Are So Many Rationalists Polyamorous? · 2019-10-22T00:04:25.452Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The field is actually called heuristics and biases. Intuitions represent both. Trying to overcome them rather than understand and use them is a naive and counterproductive view of rationality.

Comment by mr-hire on Why Are So Many Rationalists Polyamorous? · 2019-10-21T21:48:08.106Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Intuitions are not something to be overcome.

Comment by mr-hire on Matt Goldenberg's Short Form Feed · 2019-10-21T19:22:31.815Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Sorry for all the hashtags, this was originally written in Roam.

Comment by mr-hire on Raemon's Scratchpad · 2019-10-21T19:19:20.736Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW
It also seems to involve exaggerating and/or downplaying one's own preferences.

There's a large portion of auction theory/mechanism design specifically designed to avoid this problem. The "you cut the cake, I choose the pieces" is a simple example. I've tried to implement some of these types of solutions in previous group houses and organizations, and there's often a large initial hurdle to overcome, some of which just outright failed.

However, enough has succeeded that I think it's worth trying to more explicitly work game theoretically optimal decision procedures into communities and organizations, and worth familiarizing yourself with the existing tools out there for this sort of thing.

Comment by mr-hire on Matt Goldenberg's Short Form Feed · 2019-10-21T19:14:18.375Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW
  • Today I had a great chat with a friend on the difference between #Fluidity and #Congruency
  • For the past decade+ my goal has been #Congruency (also often called #Alignment), the idea that there should be no difference between who I am internally, what I do externally, and how I represent myself to others
  • This worked well for quite a long time, and led me great places, but the problems with #Congruency started to show more obviously recently.
  • Firstly, my internal sense of "rightness" wasn't easily encapsulated in a single sense of consistent principles, it's very fuzzy and context specific. And furthermore, what I can even define as "right" shifts as my #Ontology shifts.
  • Secondly, and in parallel, as the idea of #Self starts to appear less and less coherent to me, the whole base that the house is built on starts to collapse.
  • This had led me to begin a shift from #Congruency to #Fluidity. #Fluidity is NOT about behaving by an internally and externally consistent set of principles, rather it's being able to find that sense of "Rightness" - the right way forward - in increasingly complex and nuanced situations.
  • This "rightness" in any given situation is influenced by the #Ontology's that I'm operating under at any given time, and the #Ontologies are influenced by the sense of "rightness".
  • But as I hone my ability to fluidly shift ontologies, and my ability to have enough awareness to be in touch with that sense of rightness, it becomes easier to find that sense of rightness/wrongness in a given situation. This is as close as I can come to describing what is sometimes called #SenseMaking.
Comment by mr-hire on Healthy Competition · 2019-10-21T18:45:56.145Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · LW · GW

In practice the innovation literature tends to view this is hard to achieve. Most often radically different values or approaches are succesful when spun out from the original organization.

Comment by mr-hire on Why Are So Many Rationalists Polyamorous? · 2019-10-21T16:53:49.884Z · score: 20 (9 votes) · LW · GW
overcoming intuitions

I absolutely hate this phrase and everything it represents.

Re, reasons for polyamory.

One obvious explanation (or at the very least contributing factor) is network effects. Rationality started with a polyamorous founder, which could create a starting condition to seed experimentation with poly. I conjecture that the more of your romantic prospects that are polyamorous, the more likely you are to be poly.

My own experience was that I was poly before finding the rationality community, which points to a common factor that cause both, but on a group level it could just as easily be based on the initial starting conditions.

Comment by mr-hire on Healthy Competition · 2019-10-21T16:30:00.603Z · score: 8 (4 votes) · LW · GW

FWIW I think Roam and LW have carved out separate parts of the space, and would love to see a collaboration experiment where Roam is the editor for LW comments and and posts, allowing for the referencing/transcluding aspects of Roam and the voting, discovery, collaboration features of LW.

Comment by mr-hire on Does the body have an almost infinite number of potential positions? · 2019-10-20T16:42:42.497Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Fair enough.

Comment by mr-hire on Building up to an Internal Family Systems model · 2019-10-20T01:09:38.498Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW
so I don't see where my approach actually belongs on your diagram, other than "everywhere". ;-)

I think a proper method should be everywhere. There's not a "correct" box, only a correct box for a given person at a given time in a given situation.

Comment by mr-hire on Implementing an Idea-Management System · 2019-10-20T01:08:07.414Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This sounds like a bug. You might want to report it to Roaman on LW.

Comment by mr-hire on Algorithms of Deception! · 2019-10-20T01:02:54.274Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This is interesting! The straightforward research program here seems to just be to study heuristics and biases, yes? I'm curious if you're going in a different direction.

Comment by mr-hire on Connor_Flexman's Shortform · 2019-10-19T22:47:36.049Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I like NLP's explanation of this. Submodalities like position and distance aren't common between people, but people DO tend to have similar representations with similar submodalities. I tend to be very kinesthetic with proprioceptive intuitions, but if instead I can say "do this task, wait for some sense, then tell me how you represent that", I can have them work with THEIR representation instead of mine.

This seemed to work decently well for teaching people strategies for overcoming Akrasia/procrastination, and I suspect with some tweaking it can be even more consistent.

Comment by mr-hire on Does the body have an almost infinite number of potential positions? · 2019-10-19T14:45:41.173Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

No, not infinite, but in a technical sense very very high, in the same way that the Coastline Paradox allows you to have lots and lots of measurements for the length of a coastline. Since you can get to arbitrary precision with your measurements (not infinitely arbitrary, but like, really really really high), you can get more and more positions. And unlike the coastal paradox, you have multiple dimensions you can change which causes the total number of positions to balloon.

However, in a practical sense, for a given application you're going to have some level of precision that you want, and some limbs/body areas that you care about, this level and focus will limit the total number of possible positions for that purpose. For instance, sitting in a chair limits the amount of movements you can make, and then in terms of precision you probably alone care about gross postural positions rather than minute details of degree, so in practice there might be only 10 or so relevant "chair posture" positions.

Comment by mr-hire on Building up to an Internal Family Systems model · 2019-10-19T14:33:32.653Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW
Focusing focuses on a single "felt sense", rather than an integrated system of felt senses that aren't viewed as seperate.

In general I think you're quite confused about how most people use the parts terminology if you think felt senses aren't referring to parts, which typically represent a "belief cluster" and visual, kinesthetic, or auditory representation of that belief cluster, often that's anthropomorphized. Note that parts can be different sizes, and you can have a "felt sense" related to a single belief, or clusters of beliefs.

Actually, I'm generally confused because without the mental state used by Focusing, Core Transformation, the Work, and Sedona don't work properly, if at all. So I don't understand how it could be separate. Similarly, I can see how CBT could be considered dissociated, but not Focusing.

You're confusing dissociation and integration here again, so I'll just address the dissociation part. Note that all the things I'm saying here are ORTHOGONAL to the issue of "parts".

Yes, focusing is in one sense embodied and experiential as opposed to something like CBT. However, this stuff exists on a gradient, and in focusing the embodiment is explicitly dissociated from and viewed as other. Here's copypasta from twitter:

Here's a quote from http://focusing.org that points towards a dissociative stance: " When some concern comes, DO NOT GO INSIDE IT. Stand back, say "Yes, that’s there. I can feel that, there." Let there be a little space between you and that."

I've heard an acquaintance describe a session with Anne Weiser-Cornell where they kept trying to say "this is my feeling" and she kept correcting to "this feeling in my body", which again is more of a dissociative stance.

Now, is focusing looking to CAUSE dissociation? No, it's using dissociation as a tool because oftentimes people get so caught up in the trees they can't see the forest. For those people, that small bit of dissociation is useful.

Similarly, tools that are associated are often useful for people who tend to view themselves as "other". If people tend to dissociate, it can be useful to realize that this is "me".

> Anyway, when I referred to "dissociating", above, I meant it in the casual sense of people wanting to dis-associate, as in, "I'm not with him..." Not the technical sense of a dissociative experience .

Me as well. I still maintain that viewing things as parts rather than a whole is orthogonal to whether you view yourself as associated (Core Transformation) or dissociated (Focusing) from a part, or associated or dissociated (CT Charting, DID) from a whole.

Comment by mr-hire on Vanessa Kosoy's Shortform · 2019-10-18T14:23:11.453Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm trying to figure out what precisely #2 means. How do you define "values"? IE, if I'm a deep learning algorithm in a tournament with other deep learning algorithms, certainly my instrumental values depend on the state of other deep learning algorithms. Is that sufficient in your definition for consciousness?

Comment by mr-hire on Building up to an Internal Family Systems model · 2019-10-17T15:56:56.361Z · score: 6 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This is confusing Dissociation and Integration. I made a 2x2 that helps disambiguate.

http://mattgoldenberg.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2x2s-Integration-vs.-Association-2x2.jpg

Comment by mr-hire on Introducing Foretold.io: A New Open-Source Prediction Registry · 2019-10-16T19:49:58.929Z · score: 16 (8 votes) · LW · GW

This is excellent! I think this and Guesstimate represent some of the most useful tools to come out of the rationality/EA community, and I'm particularly excited about the inclusion of the GraphQL API.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Comment by mr-hire on Schematic Thinking: heuristic generalization using Korzybski's method · 2019-10-16T15:01:06.432Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW
So for each of Importance, Tractability, Neglectedness, you might ask what kinds of things in reality are those trying to carve out? How else might you capture some of the same things?

Ok, can we take this example further? What specific things in reality ARE those trying to carve out? What does your thought process look like to find those things? Then, when you do find those things, what do you do with them and what specific insights does that help with?

Comment by mr-hire on Maybe Lying Doesn't Exist · 2019-10-16T00:53:29.682Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I disagree that answering the first question doesn't matter - that's a very extreme "mistake theory" lens.

If someone is actively adversarial vs. biased but open to learning, that changes quite a bit about how leaders and others in the community should approach the situation.

Comment by mr-hire on Schematic Thinking: heuristic generalization using Korzybski's method · 2019-10-16T00:50:14.273Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I'd love a few concrete examples of the mad libs process that you've used.

Comment by mr-hire on Minimization of prediction error as a foundation for human values in AI alignment · 2019-10-15T14:44:17.608Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW

(I'm not sure how to state it positively, but I think it would be great if at least one person from the LW community bothered to actually understand my post, as "understanding each sentence".)

FWIW I'm not actually sure this is possible without you writing a sequence explaining the model. There are tooany sentences loaded with inferential distance that I couldn't cross, and didn't know the relevant places to start to begin to cross them.

Comment by mr-hire on Open & Welcome Thread - October 2019 · 2019-10-15T01:35:46.412Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Furthermore I don't get how type checking would help monkeys write code any better. They would just have less code compile (and the same is true of adding a spelling and grammar checker to their Shakespeare plays)

Comment by mr-hire on I would like to try double crux. · 2019-10-13T22:38:09.456Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I recommend against figuring out your cruxes in advance, as they might not be cruxes for the other person.
Finding a double crux often involves seeing what someone else holds as a crux, and seeing if that would change your mind.

Comment by mr-hire on Book summary: Unlocking the Emotional Brain · 2019-10-13T13:35:29.519Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

So now I work with what I call "search grids" -- common patterns of bugs that I can go through and check, is it this? is it that? is it more like X or Y? -- and it saves boatloads of time.

I'm not sure if you're familiar with NLP meta patterns, but this is how they were originally developed.

Comment by mr-hire on Book summary: Unlocking the Emotional Brain · 2019-10-13T13:32:38.783Z · score: 13 (3 votes) · LW · GW

hard part 1 (needing to identify the things to change) and hard part 2 (needing to get past meta issues).

Yes, all the people who are really good at this stuff have really finely honed reflexes related to: Sniffing out common issues and, immediately going meta when they encounter resistance. I do think this can be more systematized (have you shared your grids anywhere?) but don't think people can always be debugged quickly.

Comment by mr-hire on Matt Goldenberg's Short Form Feed · 2019-10-11T22:44:03.500Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · LW · GW

*Virtual Procrastination Coach*

For the past few months I've been doing a deep dive into Procrastination, trying to find the cognitive strategies that people who have no trouble with procrastination use to overcome their procrastination.
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This deep dive has involved:

* Introspecting on my own cognitive strategies
* Reading the self help literature and mining cognitive strategies
* Scouring the scientific literature for reviews and meta studies related to overcoming procrastination, and mining the cognitive strategies.
*Interviewing people who have trouble with procrastination, and people who have overcome it, and modelling their cognitive strategies.

I then took these ~18 cognitive strategies, split them into 7 lessons, and spent ~50 hours taking people individually through the lessons and seeing what worked, what didn't and what was missing.

This resulted in me doing another round of research, adding a whole new set of cognitive strategies, (for a grand total of 25 cognitive strategies taught over the course of 10 lessons) and testing for another round of ~50 hours to again test these cognitive strategies with 1-on-1 lessons to see what worked for people.
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The first piece of more scalable testing is now ready. I used Spencer Greenberg's GuidedTrack tool to create a "virtual coach" for overcoming procrastination. I suspect it won't be very useful without the lessons (I'm writing up a LW sequence with those), but nevertheless am still looking for a few people who haven't taken the lessons to test it out and see if its' helpful.

The virtual coach walks you through all the parts of a work session and holds your hand. If you feel unmotivated, indecisive, or overwhelmed, its' there to help. If you feel ambiguity, perfectionism, or fear of failure, its' there to help.

If you're interested in alpha testing, let me know!

Comment by mr-hire on On Collusion - Vitalik Buterin · 2019-10-09T21:10:58.006Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I think that this assumes what crypto-calls "extra-protocol incentives", that is, the supercooperators get payoffs from cooperating that exist outside of the game. I'm unsure if this practically solves the problem (was working on something like that solution for a while with Verity) but it definitely doesn't solve the theoretical version of this problem.

Comment by mr-hire on Reflections on Premium Poker Tools: Part 1 - My journey · 2019-10-09T19:03:36.877Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

All the deals falling through really felt familiar to my experience with my first startup. There was a week where we went from about $100,000 in handshake deals to $0. We shut down the next week.

One of the things I learned from that experience was that an effectuative strategy really only works if you have strong/solid relationships with your partners or deals in writing, not just acquaintances and handshake deals. Definitely taking that learning into the next startup.

Comment by mr-hire on Who lacks the qualia of consciousness? · 2019-10-08T20:07:07.114Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW
I still don't know what two things you are pointing to that you are claiming are being confused with each other. Imagine that English is my second language, and while I have a reasonable competence in it, I happen never to have encountered either of the words "self" and "consciousness". How would you express the distinction you are drawing?

I'm claiming that the original thing you pointed at

I have a vivid sensation of my own presence, my own self. This is the thing I am pointing at when I say that I am conscious.

Now take away "presence", "self," and "I have", What's left is awareness of "sensation" without needing a subject. That awareness is somewhere in the ballpark of consciousness.

Comment by mr-hire on Who lacks the qualia of consciousness? · 2019-10-08T17:16:44.173Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW
I'm still unclear what distinction you are labelling with the words "self" and "consciousness"

My claim is that this is the same type of confusion as the person above not clear about the difference between "warmth" and "red" because they've always experienced them together.

try the works of Susan Blackmore.

I actually don't understand what's being said in this essay enough to figure out what claim she is making about consciousness.

Comment by mr-hire on Who lacks the qualia of consciousness? · 2019-10-08T14:40:00.215Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I get that, I'm trying to point to something a little more subtle. That is, I think the thing you're calling consciousness is rather a gross sensation that correlates with consciousness based on your perception of a homonoculus inside of you.

If that perception of a homonoculus went away, I suspect you would still experience something you called consciousness, but as simply a subset subtle sensation that you can't seperate out right now from the gross sensation of the homonoculus.

As preliminary evidence of this, and contrary to your original claim, I did a Google search, and couldn't find any claims of meditation exposing the illusion of consciousness, but many about it exposing the illusion of self. Once the homonoculus goes away, it seems that the thing people call consciousness is still there.

It would be like if you always experienced red in the presence of warmth, and never experienced warmth without red. You would come to believe that red WAS warmth.

Comment by mr-hire on Who lacks the qualia of consciousness? · 2019-10-08T01:27:16.558Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

As preliminary evidence of this, and contrary to your original claim, I did a Google search, and couldn't find any claims of meditation exposing the illusion of consciousness, but many about it exposing the illusion of self.

Comment by mr-hire on Who lacks the qualia of consciousness? · 2019-10-07T20:48:19.183Z · score: 1 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, and you attribute consciousness to that sensation. That does not mean that sensation=consciousness in others minds. To me it feels like the thing I described above - taking a representation of a homonoculus and calling it consciousness.

I think meditators have become so whole that they begin to dissolve these "parts" of themselves - the homonoculi inside them.

Comment by mr-hire on Who lacks the qualia of consciousness? · 2019-10-07T18:35:30.235Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The thing you're talking about sounds much more like a very specific representation you have for a homonoculus in your head then a sensation of consciousness.