The Human Triune Brain is a model of the evolution of the vertebrate forebrain and behavior, proposed by the American physician and neuroscientist Paul D. MacLean. MacLean originally formulated his model in the 1960s and propounded it at length in his 1990 book The Triune Brain in Evolution.
The Triune Brain Theory
The Triune brain proposes that the modern human brain consists of the reptilian complex, the paleomammalian complex (limbic system), and the neomammalian complex (neocortex), viewed each as independently conscious, and as structures sequentially added to the forebrain in the course of evolution.
The Neo-cortex is the newest part of the human brain and handles the intelligence and metaphorical reasoning exhibited by humans. The limbic system handles the social and emotional aspects of consciousness and the reptilian brain/brain stem is the fight/flight primitive brain. The three live together in a symbiosis that creates the incredible human brain that we know today.
Artificial Intelligence is a concept that has been trying to replicate the human brain since the 1950s’ and was pushed by Alan Turing the English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist.
Today Artificial Intelligence is surpassing human abilities to process information and has been shown to exhibit super human abilities led by Geoffrey Hinton the British–Canadian cognitive psychologist and computer scientist, most noted for his work on artificial neural networks.
Artificial Intelligence and the Neo-Cortex
It seems Artificial Intelligence has successfully replicated the Neo-Cortex and left out the two other parts that make up the human brain. This precision and a network of computers connected throughout the earths’s surface through the internet and earth’s orbit by satellites run by companies such as Starlink ensure a future governed by a super intelligence beyond any human imagination also known as the General Artificial Intelligence.
Is it good or bad for humanity? Only time will tell……