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comment What do brains do when processing information, that Von Neumann machines cannot (yet?) imitate?
I am not sure that mental representation is different from concepts, but this seems to be stuff for another question.
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comment What do brains do when processing information, that Von Neumann machines cannot (yet?) imitate?
Thanks for the answer and for the links. And yes, it's true that "conceptual thinking" is the key to it, and that it was already included in the question, but this has not a lot of explicative power. It doesn't explain why is, for example, the concept of a face, when implemented in neurons, so different from the 'concept' of a face implemented by computers. Why isn't the concept of a face in bits kind of similar to its analog representation? In the same way that an analog picture is somehow equivalent to a digital picture. But no, both architectures have completely different strengths.
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comment What do brains do when processing information, that Von Neumann machines cannot (yet?) imitate?
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comment What do brains do when processing information, that Von Neumann machines cannot (yet?) imitate?
@NickStauner: have you never heard of human concept formation, human concept learning, human concept formulation, human concept?
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comment Can stress be detected by an fMRI?
@Damien: I was thinking about day-to-day stress, but any related information would be appreciated.
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