Anticipate/predict, choose, revise. Free will? Yeah.
So, how can I know what you’re saying is true?
In theory? Sure. But we follow combinations of scripts (unless rather dull), not strict scripts.
How many combinations of scripts are there for all the experiences, tv shows, movies, video games, stories you’ve been exposed to?
At 5 secs, I react like it was my 3rd grade teacher talking to me but at 9 seconds I react like that scene in that episode of Star Trek: TNG with the thing that happened and at 20 seconds, I’m reacting because 9-19 seconds reminded me of the lyrics to a song combined with that time I was 4 riding in the back of my mom’s friend’s smoky car under the blanket and thinking through the logic of the current situation.
Predict those combinatorics..
Oh, we dip into our past while working off a future prediction (fiction of future self) while also gauging a situation, all the while gathering current data from internal sensors, external sensors, while simultaneously making choices amongst all this complexity.
It’s nothing short of astounding.
I see our decisions as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affordance and ANYthing that even comes CLOSE to fitting can work.
“perceived action possibilities”
It’s far from random yet also far from predictable.
I don’t think there’s anything as a typical mind, just under developed theories about minds.
I welcome the day an AI can do this. I even put 27 yrs of written output online in the hopes that someone will work with it. It got a few hundred downloads so far, so I’m hopeful.
But as I believe cognition is embodied and not “brain in a vat”, I don’t think an AI could come up with the same answers I would even if it HAD that power.
Udut, Kenneth (2016), “Writing Corpus of Kenneth Udut from 1989-2016 (34977 entries collected from 27 years online), one per line.”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/92825j2d2r.1
“Can I get your input on the notion of someone temporarily losing emotion?”
Yeah. You didn’t lose emotion. You have too much at once and the interplay is causing the systems to lock up and jam but still repeatedly attempting to move the gears.
Even if the gears seem to burn out, they’re still there. Callousness is a common problem or a blase “whatever”. But the right circumstance will show everything still works.
Consider, if you will, “where do your emotions come from?” Your emotions modify your decision-making. Unless your amygdala is broken, your emotions modify what memories are available to affect your body and also your mind (the _whole nervous system_, not just the brain) and as your grammatical systems put together the subvocalizations of your conscious thoughts, its source material is vast and plentiful, with uncountable combinations of possibilities and subtleties.
So, you occasionally follow Dexter’s personality script?