There's a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm. The idea arises from experiments suggesting that the portion of your brain dedicated to processing sound from your ears could also handle sight for your eyes.
Evolution Researchers have long assumed that factors like competition, environmental change and competition for scarce resources stimulated evolutionary change in species. But computer science... [[ This is a content summary only.
This challenges a lot of scientists and the reason why artificial intelligence R&Ds are being aggressively and massively funded. The latest round of promising results belong to Chris Eliasmith of the University of Waterloo in ...
Santa Fe Institute will be launching a series of MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Courses), covering the field of complex systems science. Our first course, Introduction to Complexity, will be an accessible introduction to the field, with no pre-requisites. You don't need a science or math background to take this introductory course; it simply requires an interest in the field and the willingness to participate in a hands-on approach to the subject. In this ten-week course, you'll learn about the tools used by complex systems scientists to understand, and sometimes to control, complex systems. The topics you'll learn about include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, computation theory, evolution and adaptation, agent-based modeling, and networks. You’ll also get a sense of how these topics fit together to help explain how complexity arises and evolves in nature, society, and technology. Introduction to Complexity will be free and open to anyone. The instructor is Melanie Mitchell, External Professor at SFI, Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and author of the award-winning book, Complexity: A Guided Tour. The course will begin in early 2013.
CBC.ca Ancient systems in the brain drive human cravings CBC.ca It means scientists can now explore the neural landscape in real time, and chart the cognitive forces that have shaped our species from our earliest days.
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Hm, interesting, what is the relationship of dopamine with the oxytosine.
Simple Heuristics in a Social World (Evolution and Cognition) ... According to the book's thesis, the undeniable complexity of the social world does not dictate cognitive complexity as many scholars of rationality argue.