• What do we mean by image

    For instance, if you had a muscle cramp and you feel a discomfort and relative pain and restriction that comes from the muscle spasm, we experience the cramp, now that is an image. Because it is a resonant representation in the nervous system of the state of something out there in the periphery. They are the end results of an enormously complex neurological and biochemical process that produces subjective experiences. Those experiences we put names on.  That’s the image.  We say this is joyful, this is unhappy, this is irritating, etc., but they are equally resonant representations.  Compared to the state they are resident and since they are not the state they are a representation.  So I think the term resident representation is a useful one.