a: Computer ~
b: a mind

What: " As far as I remember, McCulloch & Pitts seem to say that the brain is literally a computer. I'm looking for someone who said first that it's just a metaphor, and not a literal truth.""Also, it might be interesting to note that Turing was making the reverse metaphor in the 1940s and 50s: the computer is like a mind (rather than computer as a metaphor for mind)."A whole discussion on this association and where it might have originated.

Writer: John Schwenkler
Date: Mar 9 2014 2:06 PM

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