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"Although Douglas Hofstadter, the American professor of cognitive science, famously speculated that recursive loops were the secret to consciousness, there is a more intuitively convincing opposing argument. This position regards the loop as a mechanism that causes a cognitive lock when perceived in a given system of meaning. In other words, loops are things you get stuck in; this is an actuality represented in many forms, from mathematical problems to narrative devices."
frieze issue 155 "Loop the Loop" 
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frieze issue 155 "Loop the Loop" 
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"Although Douglas Hofstadter, the American professor of cognitive science, famously speculated that recursive loops were the secret to consciousness, there is a more intuitively convincing opposing argument. This position regards the loop as a mechanism that causes a cognitive lock when perceived in a given system of meaning. In other words, loops are things you get stuck in; this is an actuality represented in many forms, from mathematical problems to narrative devices."
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