Notes april 1 - DNA, genetics-Differences between

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4/1/08 In-Class notes over Searle “Minds, Brains, and Programs” _____________________________________________________________________________ _ -Similarities between man-made circuit boards (CB) and organic circuit boards -Connections between different areas on the CB -Axons (‘streets’) connect one area to another to another, etc -Discrete areas – different areas do different functions -i.e. calculator; one area does calculus, one does algebra, etc -non-fragile system -Wired-in circuits (instincts) -i.e. : blinking, walking, etc (not learned, just wired into the circuit). -where do they come from?
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Unformatted text preview: DNA, genetics-Differences between man-made/organic----------Redundancy – organic systems have these, where if one goes down, another system can take it over-cons: takes up more space, more components-Neural Plasticity: Organic CBs can rewire themselves. Example, when people become blind, their hearing often becomes more acute.-Wired-up circuits: different then wired-in circuits through culture and learning-i.e. algebra, is not wired-in but rather learned-there are computers that ‘learn’-so there are computers that are both wired-up and wired-in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHL 103 taught by Professor Tibbetts during the Winter '08 term at University of Dayton.

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