IT’S A LONG, hard road to understanding the human brain so I have no intention of explaining yours to you here in detail.
Other than to say your brain has a critical function to sort out what you should remember and not remember. To determine what is true, it must know what is false.
Believing, interpreting, responding to environmental clues, or guessing is literally what a brain does.
Is your brain you.? If not who are you.
If a person is not a brain, and a brain is not the thing that perceives, thinks, interprets, feels, desires, decides, and so on we all have serious implications for the future.
Are the mind and the brain one? or is it the mind that tells the brain what it wants or is the mind a product of mere brain activity.
Another words what you see is not really there; it is what your brain believes is there . . . your brain makes the best interpretation it can . In order to explain (interpret) a visual scene, the brain must represent it first, and then explain it to its self to store in your mind.
We perceive and understand only what our brains represent.
To make sense of the tangle of neurons that makes the human experience human, is as complicated as to why you are here in the first instance.
To understand how the brain works you need one in the first place. It does not however help to explain the electrical pulses that tells a neuron to fire. Never mind how billions firing together. Your brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, each of which can communicate with thousands of other brain cells.
The good news is that humanity is poised to crack open the mysteries of the human brain not the mind.
For the moment the brain remains mysterious, it allows us to convert information into myriad forms to serve infinitely diverse ends.
The fields of your mind extend far beyond your brains they are hidden from view and not capable of being inspected. Whatever in your brain is buried deep within the recesses of your mind.
The quest for immortality has inspired humankind since the dawn of civilization. So will understanding the workings of the brain bring us a step closer.
Neurosciences assume that the brain has a wide variety of capacities: the brain interprets and stores information, recognizes symbols, analyzes, thinks, believes, knows, designs computers, determines what is true, paints pictures, deciphers images, analyzes, prioritizes, learns, understands, remembers, and makes decisions of the mind.
However, if I am my brain, and every atom in my brain (or body) is replaced every seven years or so, then I must become someone else every seven years.
There is no need to suppose that all the laws of nature sprang into being fully formed at the moment of the Big Bang, like a kind of cosmic Napoleonic code, or that they exist in a metaphysical realm beyond time and space.
The brain has been designed to change. Or is memory inherent in nature.
Are we capable of transferring thoughts from one brain to another.
Telepathy is normal not paranormal, natural not supernatural, and is also common between people, especially people who know each other well.
Mental activity are not confined to the insides of our heads. They extend far beyond our brain though intention and attention.
Non biological mine’s.
At our current stage of technological development, we have neither sufficiently powerful hardware nor the requisite software to create conscious minds in computers or robot.
Your Brain gives you the ability to combine and recombine different types of knowledge and information in order to gain new understanding; the ability to apply the solution for one problem to a new and different situation; the ability to create and easily understand symbolic representation of computation and sensory input; and the ability to detach modes of thought from raw sensory and perceptual input.
So what happens when it is introduced to Virtual reality or interface technology or drones contextual technology, or open communication.
We are entering the next Age of Biological Engineering evolving cellular engineering and molecular imaging.
What is the most powerful technology on Earth? Biology is Technology:
Hundreds of companies are now attempting to leverage the manufacturing and computational paradigms of biology.
Inventing new ways to look at the world.
By gaining control over biological systems and their biochemical pathways — and designing new pathways by rewriting the DNA “software” in cells — synthetic biologists are ushering in the “Biological Age,” creating substances with not only superior electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, but with properties that we have never seen before in man-made materials:
If you don’t believe me that Biology is Technology:
Have a look.
In the dark forest of our current ignorance, nothing captures the imagination like the possibility of creating a machine that is conscious and exhibits the same higher mental abilities as humans.
Biological systems have the ability to do things that no human-made machine or chemistry can begin to approach: the ability to replicate, to learn, to scale from one to billions, to adapt, and to evolve.
Computers today are so advanced that some contain as many connections as exist in the human brain — ten trillion of them. They can also operate at much higher speeds than the brain. What was once purely science fiction is now approaching the possibility of science fact.
A double edge sword the second machine age is going to replace our brains.
Can advanced robots or computers be moral persons? The term “moral person” refers to a being that has moral rights, such as the right not to be harmed, the right of free movement, and the right of free expression.
So let me ask you a question is it the end of moors law. (Moore’s Law is a computing term which originated around 1970; the simplified version of this law states that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers will double every two years.) Once transistors can be created as small as atomic particles, then there will be no more room for growth.
Do we have a responsibility to future generations of humans that might be adversely affected by the creation of menacing robots? Should we stop our research into artificial intelligence right now before we create something that we cannot control?
To answer these questions, it those seems odd to speculate about building a mind from electronic scraps when we have so little clarity about the nature of our own conscious minds.
The human body is divided into many different parts called organs. All of the parts are controlled by an organ call the brain.
The cerebellum the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain.
No other organ is like the brain and all other organs would be unable to function without the brain which by the way weighs about three pounds.
The brain is known as the “final frontier” of science; It is the nut that is toughest to crack but contains a vast wealth of information, a veritable treasure trove of knowledge that can enrich our understanding of human nature.
The problem with artificial life acquiring consciousness in the form of experience of self is that if gives artificial life autonomy. Consciousness is a loophole out of programming, whether it is genetic (humans) or cybernetic (computers).
When we solve the hard problem of consciousness, then we can create machines with brains any time before that is brainless.
A machine without moral rules that should be embedded into the programming of all superior robots; one of these is that a robot should never harm a human.
We’ll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims. This singularity is also referred to as digital immortality because brains and a person’s intelligence will be digitally stored forever, even after they die.
But even if Einstein’s brain were intact enough to be plumbed with the tools of modern science, we might have to remain agnostic about the source of his brilliance.
Brain games have not yet fulfilled their promises of improved brain fitness.
How should we construe the relation of a person (soul) to his body or of his mind to his brain? To realize that conceptual clarity contributes to understanding what is known, and to clarity in the formulations concerning what is not known. A person is self-conscious and not brain-conscious, and needs no knowledge of the brain to function.
The brain, no doubt, makes it possible for us (not the brain!), to sense, perceive, think, reason, believe, feel, learn, know, understand, remember, and decide, and hopefully, to change our minds about how we think and talk about a person and the brain.
If not we are left with the following out of date Thesis.
Thesis 1: “The brain, as understood by neuroscience, is a piece of matter tingling with electrochemical activity” (Tallis 2009, p. 4).
Thesis 2: “The mind is what the brain does, and the brain is a causal machine . . . The ‘user illusion,’ nevertheless, is that a decision is created independently of neuronal causes, by one’s very own ‘act of will’” (Churchland 2005).
Thesis 3: “When the brain receives new sensory input from the world in the present, it generates a hypothesis based on what it knows from the past to guide recognition and action in the immediate future. This is how people learn” (Barrett and Bar 2009, p. 1325).
Thesis 4: “We can only understand categories of reality [for example, sound, color, taste, motion, action] and their regularities and interrelationships if our brains are capable of representing these categories . . . [W]e perceive and understand only what our brains represent” (Farah and Heberlein 2007, p. 40).
Thesis 5: Information (such as symbols, letters) is analyzed by and stored in the brain (Thompson and Harrub 2004a, p. 2), and the brain prioritizes information, deciphers images, and remembers (Martin 2013).
Thesis 6: “You are your brain” (Greene and Cohen 2004, p. 1779)
PS: Nothing of what I have said about your brain should be construed as in anyway a devaluing of your brain.
We are dualists who have two ways of looking at the world: With or without a Brain. However I would however suggest that you start using yours if you want a sustainable world.