© Yolanda Walker 2013
Machine functionalism, or, the computational theory of mind, states that the inner workings of the brain are akin to the information processing of a computer. There are numerous faults with this view. Not only are computers inaccurate models for brain states, but also consciousness--as understood as generating appropriate (behavior) outputs to corresponding inputs--can’t be generated through mechanical means.
Walker, Yolanda (2013) "Machine Functionalism: Brains as Computing Machines," Res Cogitans: Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2155-4838.1073