Practopoiesis – a Theory on How Life Organizes, including the Mind

Practopoiesis A thought results primarily from an adjustment of the brain hardware, and not from a computation executed by that hardware. (Download open-access manuscript at Journal of Theoretical Biology.) The reason you should be interested in practopoiesis if you are a:  neuroscientist: It may direct you towards what your data were telling you but you may not have yet noticed. psychologist: It may equip you with a set of rules that can describe anything mental. biologist: There may be an even more general set of principles than those of the theory of evolution. computational neuroscientist: It may tell you about the equations that your model was missing. philosopher: Philosophy of mind and the science of the mind may be finally able to speak the same language. AI researcher: It may…


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