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A Classical Probabilistic Computer Model of Consciousness

By Stephen Blaha

Abstract

We show that human consciousness can be modeled as a classical (not quantum) probabilistic computer. A quantum computer representation does not appear to be indicated because no known feature of consciousness depends on Planck's constant h, the telltale sign of quantum phenomena. It is argued that the facets of consciousness are describable by an object-oriented design with dynamically defined classes and objects. A comparison to economic theory is also made. We argue consciousness may also have redundant, protective mechanisms

Topics: Statistical Models, Philosophy of Mind, Psychophysics
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:2077

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