Thinking Matter and Computational Skills
Rapparini (Ruggero)
Source: Quantum Biosystems, 1(1) 44-50, 2008
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  1. Computational skills are what computing machines are good at: simulating the evolution of physical systems.
  2. Cognitive sciences often deal with tricky concepts like consciousness, mind, etc.
  3. In this paper I show that computability being strictly a mathematical concept not bound to any particular type of computing device, be it a TM or the brain, it is possible to use computational skills to interpret consciousness in terms of simulation, perception, computational reversibility, reducibility.


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