There is a question on this site that asks a somewhat related question, whether there are non-physical models for cognition. However, that question still assumes a computational paradigm for the non-physical cognition.

Another question asks whether computational learning theory has been applied to cognitive science, which would then allow us to say what non-computational learning would look like. However, there is only one answer that provides a non-computational alternative.

Are there any accepted models that do away with computationalism altogether? Such a model would depend on cognition performing incomputable feats, such as being a Turing oracle, violating the No Free Lunch Theorem, or reducing NP to P.

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    $\begingroup$ I have the impression that "non-computation" and "cognition" are antonyms... $\endgroup$ – Denis Cousineau Mar 12 '17 at 2:37
  • $\begingroup$ @DenisCousineau, that is my general impression of the field. I am curious if that is officially stated somewhere. $\endgroup$ – yters Mar 12 '17 at 20:53
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    $\begingroup$ I am not aware of any specific citation. Neisser (1967) defined cognitive psychology as regarding all the processes by which inputs are transformed, reduced, enhanced, memorized and retrieved. So his view --at the origin of the information processing paradigm-- is clearly computational. $\endgroup$ – Denis Cousineau Mar 12 '17 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ Here is an interesting article stating that splitting the brain does not split consciousness. This would seem evidence the mind is not the brain. medicalnewstoday.com/releases/315508.php $\endgroup$ – yters Mar 18 '17 at 5:49
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    $\begingroup$ I've asked the question whether the split brain experiments prove the mind is not the brain, but it has been closed. cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/16968/… $\endgroup$ – yters Apr 18 '17 at 18:12

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