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Machine Functionalism: Brains as Computing Machines

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Yolanda Walker

Humboldt State University, US
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Abstract

Machine functionalism, or, the computational theory of mind, states that the inner workings of the brain are akin to the information processing of a computer. There are numerous faults with this view. Not only are computers inaccurate models for brain states, but also consciousness--as understood as generating appropriate (behavior) outputs to corresponding inputs--can’t be generated through mechanical means.

How to Cite: Walker, Y., 2013. Machine Functionalism: Brains as Computing Machines. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 5(2), pp.5 (27–36). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2155-4838.1073
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Published on 19 Jun 2013.
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