Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?

Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor? by Eric Jonas & Konrad Paul Kording Abstract There is a popular belief in neuroscience that we are primarily data limited, and that producing large, multimodal, and complex datasets will, with the help of advanced data analysis algorithms, lead to fundamental insights into the way the brain processes information.…

Comments on the Principle of Sufficient Reason

Here are some comments I recently made in support of the principle of sufficient reason (PSR). The full discussion can be found here. Somethingness might be the ontological default, and not nothingness. Something could only be the “default state” if there was something that existed necessarily. The universe’s existence is contingent and so we need…