Why think that the brain is not a computer?

APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 16 (2):22-28 (2016)
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In this paper, I review the objections against the claim that brains are computers, or, to be precise, information-processing mechanisms. By showing that practically all the popular objections are either based on uncharitable interpretation of the claim, or simply wrong, I argue that the claim is likely to be true, relevant to contemporary cognitive (neuro)science, and non-trivial.



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Marcin Miłkowski
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