Self and Cognitive Systems

I'll be in Wimbledon for the next three weeks. Fortunately it is much cooler here than in Italy, so I can work more efficiently! I was expecting to sleep without mosquitoes, but unfortunately I found two of them in the room last night; they have probably come all the way from Milan, where they are a big pain! :-)

Yesterday I was in London, at the Imperial College, to attend the Self and Cognitive Systems, a multidisciplinary workshop where philosophers, neuroscientist, computer scientists, evolutionary biologists, roboticist, etc tried to figure out what self is and if and how it can be implemented in a non living machine.

As usual when even a common definition of the subject matter lacks, the discussion was very diverse, with different options about what constitutes self. I'll be reading some of the papers that were mentioned during the talks.