Neuroscience and Art - reading response 1
The fact about the role of the cerebellum and its relationship between cerebrum supported my favorite idea regarding the development of artificial intelligence. The idea is that cerebrum is developed based upon cerebellum, which plays an import role in motor control and involved in some cognitive functions, and the damage of which produces disorders in the fine movement, equilibrium, posture and motor learning. According to Alun Anderson, the editor in chief and publishing director of New Scientist from 1992 to 2005, "Brains cannot become minds without bodies." To me, it was a very interesting idea, as he targeted to the readers who think like me, I also thought we could refine the very abstract concept of thinking and idea and that what we are going to teach the machines. Since we start programming from such absolute and object concepts, math, unconsciously I consider that the intelligence is sort of a thing I can purify from all the humane impurities, such as culture, biological, and psychological limitation of humanity. Feeling and thoughts arise when brains and body 'communicate and when brains listen to what bodies talk to them'. Even if we can teach computers how to understand languages, precisely what we speak, but they will not be able to speak anything meaningful (because they have never experienced.) At least till when we give them 'the extended tactile (or sensory) experience, and that is what If they can not understand the meanings, the machines still are very sophisticated computers, rather than intelligence. According to him, computers cannot understand meanings, until they can sex. I can support this idea if the structural correlation between cerebellum and cerebrum represents that some cognitive thoughts (what cerebrum plays on) are neurostructurally based on some primitive motor control.