Sue Pockett from New Zealand - who proposes a electromagnetic theory of consciousness (different to Johnjoe McFadden) recently published this article on - Mathematical modeling of the brain in the Journal of NeuroPhilosophy | Neuroscience + Philosophy.

I thought it was really quite good...

As two examples of mathematical modeling used in the paper are in controversial subjects, I've posted a link below to the hidden forums for discussion:

https://psiencequest.net/forums/thread-t...-modelling

I thought it was really quite good...

Quote:Ever since Thomas Malthus used simple mathematics to model the evolution of food production vs the increasing human population of planet Earth and declared that we would very soon eat ourselves out of house and home, politicians have been falling hook, line and sinker for mathematical models. This paper examines how and why the mathematical modelling of complex systems has proved unreasonably effective in convincing mathematically illiterate politicians to take practical measures that have turned out to be disastrous. It concludes with a warning, that mathematical modelling of the human brain is not a good strategy to pursue.

As two examples of mathematical modeling used in the paper are in controversial subjects, I've posted a link below to the hidden forums for discussion:

https://psiencequest.net/forums/thread-t...-modelling

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.