The reason, say, that we experience the quality green when looking at an unripe berry and red at a ripe berry is bc it was adaptive for us to do so. (We could in theory, however, experience the quality blue when looking at an unripe berry and yellow when looking at a ripe berry. Or we could focus on EM waves: the qualitative colors we perceive when our nervous system interacts with various EM waves are arbitrary so far as we can tell. The qualities we experience are brute facts.)What do you mean by "but not in the strong sense"?
Having said that, it would seem that the reason we qualitatively experience the millions of stimuli in our environment in the ways that we do is a product of evolution. Our qualitative experiences co-vary in a patterned way with the environment. This covariation is not veridical, but adaptive.
Where I think (think!) you and I differ—and we may differ on a lot—is that humans can have qualitative experiences in the absence of typical environmental stimuli during normal, waking consciousness. Such as in dreams, hallucinations, or in lab experiments with direct stimulation of the brain.
The structure of the brain/mind has been shaped via co-evolution with our environments, but the mind is localized to the brain.
Qualitative experience being seemingly localized at the brain.Account for what exactly?