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The human central nervous system considered as a computing device or part of a computing device.
1. (Computer Science) the nervous system of the brain, as opposed to computer hardware or software
2. (Computer Science) the programmers, operators, and administrators who operate a computer system, as opposed to the system's hardware or software
the human nervous system, esp. the brain, when thought of as functionally equivalent to computer hardware and software.
[1985–90; probably from the novels of Rudy Rucker, science-fiction writer and mathematician]