Is human intelligence evolutionary or symbiotic?

Everyone thinks that the human brain is a kind of biological computing machine that works according to certain algorithms, and intelligence can be compiled using high computing power and a set of complex algorithms, writes Dr. Oleksandr Kostikov in an article for TechTalks.

Human intelligence, however, is much more complicated, he argues.

In his column, Kostikov discusses the brain as a binary system composed of “reflex” and “intellect.” The former is fast and unconscious, the latter is slow and fully controlled.

“Such a binary system very clearly corresponds to the biological scheme of symbiosis when we are dealing with a binary organism,” Kostikov writes. “In this case, intelligence is not the result of gradual evolutionary changes, but an additional functional system that appeared suddenly and did not go through the standard process of evolutionary consolidation.”

Read the full article on TechTalks.

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