Taking a break from urban Issues I read in full an op Ed tearing into the narrative that our brains are like computers, The writers concern is that it hold back neuroscience; I link it to larger political narratives about people being treated like machines, or worse, that machines are to be our ruling class over ourselves.
Article: Brains are not like computers
Lecture by Dan Dennett; Assumes brains are like computers, but his point is that thinking and intelligence are bottom up. Doesn’t use ‘info processing’ metaphor.
Sociologist Ashely Frawley discusses the anti-humanist narratives of the global 1%.