Sunday, June 1

Neural Darwinism

Just finished reading Gerald Edelman's latest book Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge. It's a summary of his theory of Neural Darwinism, a method for describing the emergence of consciousness (primary and higher consciousness) through the selectionistic evolution of brain structures.

Very fascinating, provocative, and utterly coherent. Wondering now how to construct an intelligent architecture based upon it.

I'll be reading his prior book Wider than the Sky shortly.

[Edelman won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1972, and founded the Neuroscience Institute in 1981.]

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