William Calvin
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Philosophy of Mind
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Synopsis:
  • A Darwinian process in the brain finds the best thought from the many that are continuously produced
  • Cerebral code (the equivalent of genetic) allows for reproduction and selection of thoughts
  • A neural pattern copies itself repeatedly around a region of the brain
  • "Thoughts" compete and evolve subconsciously
  • Dreaming occurs all the time but we can't see them when we are awake
  • Our actual thought is simply the dominant pattern in the copying competition
  • Circuits in the cerebral cortex act as copying machines
  • Variants compete for cortex space

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