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Are we unique? : a scientist explores the unparalleled intelligence of the human mind

Author: James Trefil
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of human, animal, and artificial intelligence.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trefil, James S., 1938-
Are we unique?
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, Inc. c1997
(OCoLC)605931073
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Trefil
ISBN: 0471155365 9780471155362
OCLC Number: 35317655
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Is there anything left for us? --
Humans and animals : the same but different --
Of fleeing anemones and smart lobsters --
Can animals talk? --
The brain --
Of tamping rods and grandmother cells : how the brain works --
How did we get to be so smart? : the evolution of intelligence --
Moving wheels and moving electrons : how a computer works --
Artificial intelligence, learning machines, and chinese rooms --
Why the brain is not a computer --
Can the brain do something a computer can't? : Godel and Penrose --
The problem of consciousness --
Consciousness and complexity --
Is there anything left for us?
Responsibility: James Trefil.
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This text explores what it is that is so special about the human mind that sets us apart from all other animals and also makes it impossible to design a computer that could think like we do. It looks  Read more...

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