NEUR30003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Edge Detection, Daniel Dennett, Thought Experiment
We have neural correlates of consciousness the problem is that this doesn"t provide an explanation of how the brain produces consciousness: doesn"t explain why we are aware. The hard problem termed by david chalmers. Chinese writing (characters) comes in to your room. You use the rulebook and construct more chinese characters (this is an algorithmic process) You send those new (chinese) characters out of the room. The question is: do you understand chinese: no at no point did it make any sense to you. Proves that you must consider whether a process that does something (interprets. Chinese or determines where objects are in a visual scene), has a higher order feature like understanding or awareness. Is there something above that level that is additional to being able to do the computation actually understanding it. There is more to being a complex cognitive element than doing a function.