The New York Times' MIND-BRAIN Forum

William H. Calvin WCalvin at
Sun Jun 2 14:33:35 EST 1996

You might want to take a look at the Forum that George Johnson (FIRE IN 
THE MIND recently, IN THE PALACES OF MEMORY earlier, working on a bio 
of Gell-Mann currently) runs at the New York Times web site:
The general topic is Mysteries of the Universe, subsection
    The Mind-Brain Connection 
There's a lot of discussion of the brain-related science stories that 
the NYTimes runs, as well as more general topics.  John McCarthy (he who 
invented the term "AI") has been mentioning the need for self-awareness 
in robots.  The Tucson consciousness conference is a topic, and some of 
us have been discussing the Penrose-type confusions of levels of 
explanation and mechanism, common to those outside neuroscience.  
Fogging memories via head injury and electroshock treatments was even 
discussed at a mechanistic level.

You have to register and get a password.  But, if you are using the 
newer web browsers, the NYTimes web server recognizes your computer and 
skips the login request on subsequent occasions.

  William H. Calvin                   WCalvin at

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