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Part of a series dedicated to highlighting advances in neurosciences and brain research, this lecture focuses on Dr. John R. Searle's work. Dr. Searle negates the metaphor that the mind is to the brain what software programs are to hardware, and "Strong A.I." versus "Weak A.I." Dr. Searle argues that a digital computer may be capable of processing information, but it cannot have the context and understanding a human mind posseses when presented with that same information. He disagrees with the suggestion that one can study how the mind works without a solid understanding of brain function. He uses a "Chinese Room" argument to discuss what he calls the Mind-Body problem. The separation of physical and mental functions is an assumption that Searle fully rejects.
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Transfer; National Institute of Mental Health; 20060821; Acc# 2006-12.