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Blaha, Stephen (2002) A Classical Probabilistic Computer Model of Consciousness.

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Abstract

We show that human consciousness can be modeled as a classical (not quantum) probabilistic computer. A quantum computer representation does not appear to be indicated because no known feature of consciousness depends on Planck's constant h, the telltale sign of quantum phenomena. It is argued that the facets of consciousness are describable by an object-oriented design with dynamically defined classes and objects. A comparison to economic theory is also made. We argue consciousness may also have redundant, protective mechanisms.

Keywords:consciousness, brain, object oriented, statistical mechanics
Subjects:Software: PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES (E): Object-oriented Programming
Computing Methodologies: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: General
Computer Applications: LIFE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
ID code:00000267
Deposited by:Stephen Blaha on 09 February 2002



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