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A Classical Probabilistic Computer Model of Consciousness

Blaha, Stephen (2002) A Classical Probabilistic Computer Model of Consciousness. [Preprint]

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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.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Consciousness, Statistical Models, brain
Subjects:Computer Science > Statistical Models
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Psychophysics
ID Code:2077
Deposited By:Blaha, Stephen
Deposited On:09 Feb 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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