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Human brain is a thinking machine which may be

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Unformatted text preview: nsmission of information via any mechanism. Human brain is a thinking machine !!!!!!!!! which may be understood through the concepts of information processing. dont need to know this shit Is the brain a computer?? one basic difference--when you play chess you see an arrange of http://scienceblogs.com/developingintelligence/2007/03/why_the_brain_is_not_like_a_co.php pieces- a peson can limit these options based on there skill and knowlede base--an intuention deep blue-goes through every single possibility and picks and picks the best one humans ---are pattern recognition patterns--and recognizing the consequences of those patterns. 6 Brain vs. Computer Do they think the same? Brain vs. Computer 4 Information Processing 7 Behaviorism Stimulus The black box Ignored!! Response The Cognitive Approach to Psychology Examines processes of thinking, language, remembering, learning i.e., no longer ignore cognitive processes, but infer them from research, to understand what goes on in the black box ? COGNITION!!!!! Reflexes vs. Cognition •  Reflexes are dumb , they are non-inferential and informationally encapsulated. •  Non-inferential: direct, w/o mediating mental processes reflex--to the spinal cord--are "dumb" encapsulated ==means with out regaurd to the beliefs or regaurds of the organism •  Encapsulated: w/o regards to the beliefs and utilities of the organism •  Cognition is smart , inferential (Epistemic Mediation) and non-encapsulated. What about perception? 8 Perception In psychology and the cognitive sciences, perception is the process of acquiring, interpreting, selecting, and organizing sensory information. Perceptual processing… …is simply the pairing of stimuli and responses (behaviorism) …is continuous with cognition (cognitive approach) …is something else, not a reflex and not cognition Poverty of the stimulus There is typically more information in a perceptual response than there is in the proximal stimulus… you fill in the missing parts from our konwledge base-- like her mouth this is called the poverty of the stimulus • ...
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