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How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe?$
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John R. Anderson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195324259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324259.001.0001

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How Can the Human Mind Occur?

How Can the Human Mind Occur?

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How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe?

John R. Anderson

Oxford University Press

This chapter tries to summarize the progress the book has made in answering the question in the title. It uses a set of twelve criteria suggested by Allen Newell for measuring progress in cognitive science. The chapter ends by discussing how the buffer structure of the modules, by which they communicate to achieve integrated cognition, provides a satisfactory interpretation of human consciousness.

Keywords:   Allen Newell, consciousness, cognitive science, human mind

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