Have you seen Kar Lee’s book Where are the zombies? I don’t quite agree with his conclusions, but I really like the way he sets out the problem.
Array tomography has revealed that the brain is even more staggeringly complex than we thought. I must confess that I understand the huge numbers involved about as well as a dog understands algebra, but this would seem to be bad news for brain simulation projects.
There’s an interesting video of Alva Noë on Edge.
You can now hear John Searle’s philosophy of mind lectures from Berkeley on iTunes (via). I’m afraid they haven’t been edited, so you can also hear Searle dealing with a lot of routine admin and bitching about the size of the room.