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Mind: The mind is the set of faculties responsible for thought, emotion, perception, and consciousness. It is often contrasted with the body, or physical matter. See also Consciousness, Spirit, Thinking, Thoughts, Brain, Brain states, Body, Identity theory.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Frank Wilczek on Mind - Dictionary of Arguments

Brockman I 66
Mind/Wilcek: people try to understand how brains function by studying how information is encoded in electrical and chemical signals, transformed by physical processes, and used to control behavior. It has never proved necessary to allow for the influence of consciousness or creativity unmoored from brain activity to explain any observed fact of psychophysics or neurobiology. No one has ever stumbled upon a power of mind that is separate from conventional physical events in biological organisms.
To investigate [phenomena], experimenters must take many precautions against contamination by “noise.” But there’s a notable exception: They have never found it necessary to make allowances for what people (…) are thinking. No “thought waves,” separate from known
Brockman I 67
physical processes yet capable of influencing physical events, seem to exist. That conclusion, taken at face value, erases the distinction between natural and artificial intelligence.
>Artificial Intelligence/Wilczek.

Wilczek, F. “The Unity of Intelligence”, in: Brockman, John (ed.) 2019. Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI. New York: Penguin Press.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Wilczek, Frank
Brockman I
John Brockman
Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI New York 2019

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