Would a digital brain have a mind?
Holmes, WN (2002) Would a digital brain have a mind? Computer, 35 (5). 112, 110-111. ISSN 0018-9162
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This essay examines arguments that a digital computer could be programmed to be conscious, asserts that the idea is preposterous as the human brain is not only far more complex than any prospective digital computer but different in kind, and brings out the fundamental distinction that the mind is a process carried out by the brain.
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|Keywords:||cognitive science, neuroscience, consciousness, artificial intelligence|
|Deposited By:||Mr Neville Holmes|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:05|
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