Your Brain is Not a Computer

“The validity of the metaphor that our brain is like a computer is generally assumed without question. But it is, after all, just another story we tell to make sense of something we don’t actually understand. And like all the metaphors that preceded it, it will certainly be cast aside at some point — either replaced by another metaphor or, in the end, replaced by actual knowledge.” Read on to see why scientist Robert Epstein calls the metaphor “shoddy thinking…”

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