Minds are simply what brains do.

“Why is it so much harder to appreciate that thinking is an aspect of the brain, that also could be described, in principle, in terms of the self-same physical laws? The answer is that minds do not seem physical to us because we know so little of the processes inside brains.
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A related reason why the mind-brain problem seems hard is that we all believe in having a Self – some sort of compact, pointlike entity that somehow knows what’s happening throughout a vast and complex mind. It seems to us that this entity persists through our lives in spite of change. This feeling manifests itself when we say I think rather than thinking is happening, or when we agree that I think therefore I am, instead of I think, therefore I change”.

Marvin Minsky, “Minds are simply what brains do” (1997).

*(Picture: learning-systems.org)

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