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Magdalena's Brain

01/01/2006 (Aprox)


In Magdalena’s Brain (2006), the protagonist’s husband, Arthur, is a paralyzed Stephen Hawking–type genius. Magdalena helps him continue his work in artificial intelligence, with the new goal of developing an artificial brain “smart enough to repair [his] mind and get [him] out of this chair.” The procedure involves a “memory transfer” in which Arthur’s mind’s contents are downloaded into a bluish liquid. [...] We are not told how the fluid encodes information, but the point is that memory must appear as a physical cerebral substance.


Vidal, Fernando and Ortega, Francisco. Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (Forms of Living)....

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Published in 12/03/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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