down and now he is about to find a solution for a problem. Does his
The first thing I considered when I read this is, conscious thought, reasoning, deduction, and even creativity, all appear to be processed from data collected by our senses. I would speculate our brains biological maintenance functions have little or no influence on those thought processes. While we can consciously exert control over a few biological maintenance items like breathing, most we cannot, even the ones we can usually function on a subconscious level and require a sense to control (in this example the sense of touch).
The point I am driving at is, even if you suddenly cut off all five senses while searching for a solution to a problem, that solution will still be based on all the data collected and processed from those senses.
Think about what might happen if you cut off input from all senses of a human fetus before birth? If the baby's biological needs were maintained over time, I don't see how, even after years or decades of development that persons ability to conceive or solve a problem would be more then that of a plant? Deprived of any data input from senses ever, they have no awareness of anything outside the body. They would even have no awareness of the functions of their body. Most of those functions are subconscious and would require at least sense of touch for a conscious awareness.
2.consider an artificial brain fed with signals similar to normal
brain and (for arguments sake )this artificial brain and a normal
human brain have computational similarities...then will they have
similar response? or as they are made of different materials there
would be differences in response ?
Based on what I have already said, I would say the materials have no, or almost no influence on the response. A CPU is no more aware of what materials make it up, then we are of the materials that make up our brains. This stuff is learned from the data collected by senses (sensors), or programed into a computer.