Machine functionalism, or, the computational theory of mind, states that the inner workings of the brain are akin to the information processing of a computer. There are numerous faults with this view. Not only are computers inaccurate models for brain states, but also consciousness--as understood as generating appropriate (behavior) outputs to corresponding inputs--can’t be generated through mechanical means.
"Machine Functionalism: Brains as Computing Machines,"
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities: Vol. 5:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/ijurca/vol5/iss2/4