The New York Times' MIND-BRAIN Forum
Claude de Contrecoeur
Cyrano at beehive.twics.com
Mon Jun 3 07:16:23 EST 1996
In article <31B1EC8F.6D3D at U.Washington.edu>,
"William H. Calvin" <WCalvin at U.Washington.edu> wrote:
>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.
I think Penrose is "out of his mind" like a lot of physicists who want to put quantum
His ideas are simply grotesque in neurosciences!
>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.
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