Monday, 30 May 2016

Your Brain is Not a Computer



"Senses, reflexes and learning mechanisms – this is what we start with, and it is quite a lot, when you think about it. If we lacked any of these capabilities at birth, we would probably have trouble surviving.

But here is what we are not born with: information, data, rules, software, knowledge, lexicons, representations, algorithms, programs, models, memories, images, processors, subroutines, encoders, decoders, symbols, or buffers – design elements that allow digital computers to behave somewhat intelligently. Not only are we not born with such things, we also don’t develop them – ever."


The Empty Brain by Robert Epstein

 https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

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