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Minds, Brains and Turing

Minds, Brains and Turing
Minds, Brains and Turing
Turing set the agenda for (what would eventually be called) the cognitive sciences. He said, essentially, that cognition is as cognition does (or, more accurately, as cognition is capable of doing): Explain the causal basis of cognitive capacity and you’ve explained cognition. Test your explanation by designing a machine that can do everything a normal human cognizer can do – and do it so veridically that human cognizers cannot tell its performance apart from a real human cognizer’s – and you really cannot ask for anything more. Or can you? Neither Turing modelling nor any other kind of computational r dynamical modelling will explain how or why cognizers feel.
consciousness, cognition, feeling, Turing Test, computation, Searle
Consciousness Online
Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan (2011) Minds, Brains and Turing. In Third Annual Online Consciousness Conference. vol. 3, Consciousness Online..

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Abstract

Turing set the agenda for (what would eventually be called) the cognitive sciences. He said, essentially, that cognition is as cognition does (or, more accurately, as cognition is capable of doing): Explain the causal basis of cognitive capacity and you’ve explained cognition. Test your explanation by designing a machine that can do everything a normal human cognizer can do – and do it so veridically that human cognizers cannot tell its performance apart from a real human cognizer’s – and you really cannot ask for anything more. Or can you? Neither Turing modelling nor any other kind of computational r dynamical modelling will explain how or why cognizers feel.

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Published date: March 2011
Keywords: consciousness, cognition, feeling, Turing Test, computation, Searle
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272242
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272242
PURE UUID: f8024f4e-d2db-42d5-8d41-1c1e345f2890
ORCID for Stevan Harnad: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6153-1129

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Date deposited: 04 May 2011 01:45
Last modified: 07 Nov 2018 01:35

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