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Conventional neuroscience teaches that consciousness is a by-product which arises out of biochemical and electromagnetic activity in the brain. New research indicates the opposite is true - electromagnetic and biochemical activity in the brain is an incidental by-product which arises out of consciousness. This idea represents a cardinal paradigm shift, and a ...


The Computational Theory of Mind is not that the mind does some form of computation in the wide sense of computation. Rather, look at the examples for the CToM given in the Wikipedia article; people like Fodor, Pinker, Marr. Their view is very much the opposite to the Connectionist position of West Coast scientists like Rumelhart, Elman and McClelland. Both ...

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