The Metaphorical Brains

@article{Arbib1998TheMB,
  title={The Metaphorical Brains},
  author={Michael A. Arbib},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1998},
  volume={101},
  pages={323-335}
}
In the late 1960s I asked my “Brains, Machines, and Mathematics” class at Stanford to draw block diagrams identifying and relating the major functional subsystems of the brain. I took these diagrams home, redrew them on large sheets of brown paper, and attached them to the walls of my bedroom so that I could look at them in search of the best composite diagram. When I showed them to John McChesney, a friend from the English Department, he proclaimed, “So, these are your metaphors for the brain… CONTINUE READING
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