Discussion Forum

If our brains are just billions of chemical reactions, how do we have consciousness?

No silicon based computer, no matter how complex, will EVER have consciousness. Even with neural software!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
4 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
jonmcn49
jonmcn49
9 years ago

How do you know that about computers and who said it would have to be silicon. They said computers would never recognize faces or synthesize speech, either and yet here we are with computers that do just that. The problem of conciseness may not be fully solved, but it is a problem of neurology, not mysticism.

misoma5
misoma5
9 years ago

I’m not so sure about that. Consciousness is a complex feedback system that makes you aware of your surroundings. Intelligence is the ability to perceive, understand, predict and manipulate complex situations in such a way that deduction, logic, imagination and poblem solving techniques are used. I believe that may be possible, maybe not now but in the future. Doctors believe that the seat of the consciousness is in the reticular activating system in the brainstem and leading to the thalamus. No one knows for sure. Using the computer analogy, it is clear that the brain has many little sub-routines working… Read more »

Eleckid
Eleckid
9 years ago

That’s a cognitive science philosophy question that’s still baffling cognitive scientists. And then there’s this question on if artificial intelligence exist or not. The argument will go on forever, since we have not fully understood our brain and how it exactly works.

samswebsite
samswebsite
9 years ago

Aren’t they still trying to figure that out? It’s the mystery of life.

4
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x