What defines our free will? On one hand it is argued consciousness and humanity's self awareness is what affects the choices we make in life. On the other, our brain is nothing but a computer, crunching information and creating the illusion of self.
The notion that our brain is just 'information processing' is called the computational theory of the mind, and argues that thinking is just one form of computing. But can a machine think? And is the mind really just a thinking machine?
There seems to be a huge difference in what the human mind does with information in comparison with what a computer can do. Whereas a computer analyses information through algorithms (a very rigorous step by step process),
The human mind actively uses experience and past knowledge to shape the interpretation of events. Is this a foreign form of computation or is there something truly unique about our minds that as far as we know, exists nowhere else in the universe...