From: Melissa McMahon <mmcmahon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 18:23:05 +1000
chris writes 9/4/95:
>Melissa, i said stored in 'brain-like networks', not in brains themselves.
Yup, and I said 9/4/95:
>(neither is it stored in anything that is 'analogous' to the brain, ie
In Bergson, there is no _similarity_ between the operations of memory and
those of the brain. As he says (or words to this effect), just because a
coat is hung on a peg doesn't mean there is any similarity between a coat
and a peg.
Just what is it to be 'brain-like'? Is it this kind of thing that makes you
want to maintain the similarity of the virtual and the actual? (in which
case we could understand virtual systems on the basis on actual systems,
understand memory in so far as it is 'brain-like'...)
What are your thoughts on the science-philosophy relation outlined in _What