Part I A reply to computational neuroscientist Anil Seth’s recent TED talk
Anil Seth’s talk is a breathtaking compendium of fallacies on the mind and the brain. We can learn a lot from him—by understanding the errors into which he falls and the way out of those errors.
Part II Does your brain construct your conscious reality?
In a word, no. Your brain doesn’t “think”; YOU think, using your brain
The brain understands nothing, imagines nothing, sees nothing. It wills nothing. We understand, we imagine, we see, and we will, using our brains.
See also: Can machines really learn? A parable of a book that learned Machine learning is a powerful and important tool that is likely to be of great value (and perhaps great risk) to man. Machines can be designed to change with time, but it is man, and only man, who learns.