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Old 05-20-2019, 01:24 PM
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I was thinking about functions other than consciousness performed by the brain and I'm wondering how they fit in with this argument against computation being the basis of consciousness.

For example, consider circadian rhythm computations:
Relative to it's environment (sensory input, other functional components of the brain), it serves a specific purpose. Despite the fact that your box example applies when this function is viewed in isolation, when viewed relative to it's surrounding environment, the specific purpose becomes realized.

Why is consciousness different than the circadian rhythm function?

Can't we say that consciousness is just a particular transformation relative to it's surrounding environment (the inputs into the consciousness function and the outputs from the function)?