Mary's Room: A philosophical thought experiment - Eleanor Nelsen
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Neuroscientists V. S. Ramachandran and Edward Hubbard may have found the closest real-world analogue of Mary in a colorblind synesthete who does not have fully functional color receptors but nevertheless experiences color in response to numbers. Based on this example, Hubbard and Ramachandran argue that Mary, too, would experience color in some way.
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