Is the brain a computer?

Is the brain a computer?

Is the brain a computer?

Is the brain a computer? That is, does neural computation explain cognition? One reason to believe it does is that, much like a computer, the brain functions as an input-output system. Stimuli received as input from sensory systems are processed and a corresponding response is generated. But even among those who do believe the brain computes, there exist various theories about which type of computational system the brain might be. Cognitive science on the other side of the debate believe that the brain could not possibly be a computer, for its operation doesn’t follow any pattern of behavior we would expect if it were one. The debate between these two groups continues even today and little progress has been made toward answering the question.