your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | aeon essays

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Seth says
fashion71 2016-05-20 05:39:20 [item 20943#52181]
nice,i like it , what about you ?
Well i think it is true we do not store information in our brain the same way that it is stored in a computer and that our brains do not process information the same way that it is processed in a computer ...our intelligence happens quite differently than computer processing. 

Yet subjectively we experience representations of what is outside ourselves.  That those subjective experiences which i call “representations” happen, I cannot deny.  So when I experience an apple inside my brain, is it not reasonable to talk of that representation of an apple inside my brain?  see other discussion here under duality.

Objectively (scientifically from the outside) we can not find those internal representations.  Although we can turn them on, and turn them off, the representations themselves do not appear directly on our instruments.  Some may use that, apparently scientific, lack of a result to deny the very existance of subjective experience.   I think this denial is rife in radical behaviorism.   Me, i do not deny my own experience.  What about you?


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