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Turing and the decoding of meaning

Wired article summarising neuroscientist Ray Dolan’s recent Turing Lecture: …Dolan argued that just as cryptanalysis was critical for decoding the Enigma machine, used by the Germans in World War II, the brain decodes the state of the world. In doing so, it uses statistical procedures very much like those Turing and his colleagues used at […]

February 29, 2012   Posted in: information, philosophy  Comments Closed

DTMD abstract and slides

My talk at the DTMD workshop (see recent posts) is this afternoon, and I thought I’d make the abstract and slides available.

September 7, 2011   Posted in: announcements, consciousness, Dennett, information, philosophy, physics  Comments Closed

Feeling my way forward

I was slightly shocked to realise that it’s been nearly ten months since my last post. I suppose I got out of the habit while working on my MSc dissertation. The eventual submission date was 22nd December, and since then I’ve been trying to decide what to do next. For a number of reasons—mainly the […]

March 19, 2011   Posted in: announcements, information, philosophy  Comments Closed

My study plans

After much cogitation, mainly about PhD possibilities, but also (very briefly) about whether I even want to complete the MSc, yesterday I reached some firm conclusions, which I’m publicising to confirm my commitment to them (ie for my own benefit even if nobody else is interested, which is entirely possible). The main development yesterday was […]

February 13, 2010   Posted in: announcements, Dennett, information, philosophy  Comments Closed

Some thoughts on Dennett

Added December 2009: This now needs a health warning. It was written before I knew anything about theory-theory and simulation theory, and though my basic stance has changed little if any, I’d now express some of these ideas quite differently. (Also, some of the internal links might not work.) In Susan Blackmore’s Conversations on Consciousness […]

May 16, 2007   Posted in: consciousness, Dennett, differentials, information, philosophy  Comments Closed

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