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  • noun Plural form of quale.

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Examples

  • The language used for the qualia is applied to the theoretical description.

    September 13th, 2009

  • The word qualia accounts for the subjective sensation experienced by a person when they see a color or eat an ice cream.

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  • The word qualia accounts for the subjective sensation experienced by a person when they see a color or eat an ice cream.

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  • Despite detailed understanding of neuronal firings and synaptic transmissions mediating non-conscious cognitive functions, there is no accounting for conscious awareness, free will or 'qualia' - the essence of experienced perceptions, like the redness, texture and fragrance of a rose.

    Deepak Chopra: End-of-Life Brain Activity - A Sign of the Soul?

  • Despite detailed understanding of neuronal firings and synaptic transmissions mediating non-conscious cognitive functions, there is no accounting for conscious awareness, free will or 'qualia' - the essence of experienced perceptions, like the redness, texture and fragrance of a rose.

    Deepak Chopra: End-of-Life Brain Activity - A Sign of the Soul?

  • Despite detailed understanding of neuronal firings and synaptic transmissions mediating non-conscious, 'auto-pilot' perception and behaviors, there is no accounting for conscious awareness, free will or 'qualia' - the essence of experienced perceptions, like the redness, texture and fragrance of a rose.

    Deepak Chopra: Can Science Explain the Soul?

  • Despite detailed understanding of neuronal firings and synaptic transmissions mediating non-conscious cognitive functions, there is no accounting for conscious awareness, free will or 'qualia' - the essence of experienced perceptions, like the redness, texture and fragrance of a rose.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The knowledge argument points out that there are things about mental states - subjective experience called 'qualia' - that are knowledge that is not material.

    Evolution News & Views

  • The knowledge argument points out that there are things about mental states - subjective experience called 'qualia' - that are knowledge that is not material.

    Evolution News & Views

  • The main argument against physicalism is usually thought to concern the notion of qualia, the felt qualities of experience.

    Physicalism

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  • You know, quaglia is pronounced the same way, and means quail (the bird) in Italian.

    October 23, 2007

  • So if I deny the existence of quail, is that to quine quaglia?

    October 23, 2007

  • ...Maybe...

    October 23, 2007

  • Esteemed researchers dared to talk about completing a mechanical model of memory, finding the structures behind qualia, even producing a full functional description of consciousness.

    --Richard Powers, 2007, The Echo Maker, p. 189

    November 7, 2008

  • Coined by Gerald Edelman to describe the experience of "raw sensation".

    June 23, 2009

  • more, perhaps, than you want to know about qualia at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qualia/

    June 25, 2015