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“the mind” and the pixies… a beautiful combination

December 14, 2010

Andy Clark stops by the New York Times to toss around a few ideas related to how we conceive of “the mind” – that thing or place or state where our thinking takes place. He specifically tackles some issues related to how our use of external aides (smart phones, computers, an abacus, or any other “cognitive prosthetics”) might play into how think about “the mind”. I love this stuff. I’m not sure I fully agree with Mr. Clark (because that would first require that I fully understood all the implications of what he is proposing…), but this is no longer science fiction, folks, so give it some thought. Also, he provides a link to to one of my favorite songs ‘evah’ at the end of the piece. Where is my mind?

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