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Intelligence and the Brain: A Quick Summary

This is the concluding posting of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’ which simply summarizes major points in a small number of bullet points: Intelligence has been presented here with reference to Karl Friston’s ‘Free Energy’ tentative theory of how the brain … Continue reading

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Entropy, Intelligence and Life

This posting forms part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. On its own, here, it  provides an as-simple-as-I-can-make-it introduction to the ideas underpinning Karl Friston’s ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory which link what the brain is doing to create intelligence to … Continue reading

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Talk: Free Will / Free Wont

Most people will assert that they feel they have free will yet most contemporary philosophers and neuroscientists, when pressed for an opinion, will suggest it is just an illusion. Some will half-joke that we only have ‘free won’t’ instead. If … Continue reading

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