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[…] those of us who prize the flux and content of our subjective phenomenological experience need not view the advance of materialistic neuroscience with fear and foreboding. Quite the contrary. The genuine arrival of a materialist kinematics and dynamics for psychological states and cognitive processes will constitute not a gloom in which our inner life is suppressed or eclipsed, but rather a dawning, in which its marvelous intricacies are finally revealed–most notably, if we apply ourselves, in direct self-conscious introspection.”

Paul Churchland, “Reduction, qualia, and the direct introspection of brain states”, in A Neurocomputational Perspective, p. 66

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