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Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

The empty brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

by Robert Epstein

https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

“We are organisms, not computers. Get over it. Let’s get on with the business of trying to understand ourselves, but without being encumbered by unnecessary intellectual baggage. The IP metaphor has had a half-century run, producing few, if any, insights along the way. The time has come to hit the DELETE key.”

Worth a read…

We seem to use metaphors and then believe them.

When we used wax tablets we talked about forgetting like it as a wax tablet left in the sun.

When we used blackboards we erased memories.

Now people tend to think of the brain as a computer and it isn’t – at all.

Stephen

Posted on: June 12, 2016, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized

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