Is Your Brain a Computer? The Two Sides of the Answer

The debate is still open and it won’t close anytime soon

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We’ll understand the brain by looking at computers

The metaphor of the brain as a computer has been discussed by neuroscientists and computer scientists for decades. And its controversy still holds today.

We’ll understand the brain by looking at the brain

But some refuse the idea that the brain is a computer. Not just because they think it’s not true, but because it has no use in advancing our understanding of the brain.

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So what can we get from this debate?

Half engineer, half neuroscientist. Interested in humanities | Words in The Startup, TDS, The Ascent, Mind Cafe | alber.romgar@gmail.com

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