Falling-maple-leaf metaphor

We shall explore machine intelligence from a dynamical-systems viewpoint: brain = dynamical system. On this view a maple leaf falling to a potential-energy minimum on the ground better describes brain activity than does a computer executing instructions. (Kosko, 1992. page 12.)

References

Kosko, B. (1992). Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems. A Dynamical Systems Approach to Machine Intelligence. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632