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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
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
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
• 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)
What about perception? 8 Perception
In psychology and the cognitive
sciences, perception is the process of
acquiring, interpreting, selecting, and
organizing sensory information.
…is simply the pairing of stimuli and
…is continuous with cognition
…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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