The Black Box of Human Intelligence

The cognitive potential of any system is not so much a product of its informational architecture as it is a function of the dissipative dynamics that sustain it. This is where the black box of intelligence comes in – it is not so much a lack in our understanding of how the brain works, but rather a limitation in our ability to account for the non-linear, self-organizing dynamics that give rise to cognition. The black box is not a lack in our understanding, but a lack in our ability to understand.

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