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|A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become . .
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|Author:||ETSubmariner [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:01 pm ]|
|Post subject:||A Neuroscientistâ€™s Radical Theory of How Networks Become . .|
Just saw this on Wired: A Neuroscientistâ€™s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious.
"Itâ€™s a question thatâ€™s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery.
Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be. Thatâ€™s just the way the universe works."
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