If you haven’t already seen it, it’s well worth watching this charmingly animated talk by Iain McGilchrist on the two hemispheres of the brain. At a brisk pace he explains how people in the past went overboard with a false and over- simplified version of what the two hemispheres do and provides a fascinating corrective. You may feel that towards the end he goes a teensy bit overboard himself in a new direction.
Also from TED is this talk in which Antonio Damasio goes in pursuit of the self – in his view an essential component of consciousness – and unexpectedly tracks it down to the brain stem.
Finally, Sergey Bulanov has kindly drawn my attention to his new website devoted to his work on developing a non-computational artificial intelligence. Sergey was originally inspired by a book of logic problems: he invented a network system for solving them and in a second phase is seeking to generalise his approach.
Thanks to Sergey and to Jesús Olmo and Ivan Savov respectively for the other links.