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The emergence of complex behaviors through causal entropic forces

The emergence of complex behaviors through causal entropic forces | Cog Science | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —An ambitious new paper published in Physical Review Letters seeks to describe intelligence as a fundamentally thermodynamic process.
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Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Society for Music Perception and Cognition | Cog Science | Scoop.it
Welcome to The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of music cognition.
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21-Piece Swing Set "Orchestra" Emits Music and Light as Passersby Play!

21-Piece Swing Set "Orchestra" Emits Music and Light as Passersby Play! | Cog Science | Scoop.it

Designed in collaboration with behavioral ecologist and professor Luc-Alain Giraldeau, 21 Swings explore the concept of cooperation and how individual behavior can depend on group decisions.

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When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within

When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within | Cog Science | Scoop.it
Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso?
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Blog, Culture, Philosophy | Thomas Nagel is not crazy | Prospect Magazine

Blog, Culture, Philosophy | Thomas Nagel is not crazy | Prospect Magazine | Cog Science | Scoop.it

In Mind and Cosmos (Oxford University Press), the prominent philosopher Thomas Nagel’s latest book, he argues that science alone will never be able to explain a reality that includes human beings.

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Alan Watts On Why Our Minds And Technology Can’t Grasp Reality

Alan Watts On Why Our Minds And Technology Can’t Grasp Reality | Cog Science | Scoop.it
Alan Watts in a series of lectures I keep on my iPod at all times. He means that the world, as it really exists, does not comprise all the lines, angles, and hard edges that our various systems of words, symbols, and numbers do.
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The biological basis of orchestra seating

The biological basis of orchestra seating | Cog Science | Scoop.it
Many cultural conventions appear like the result of historical accidents. The QUERTY – keyboard is a typical example: the technical requirements of early typewriters still determine the computer ke...
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The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks

The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks | Cog Science | Scoop.it
In the same way that human beings can’t breathe underwater or run the 100-meter dash in 2.5 seconds or see microwaves with the naked eye, most cannot maintain many more than 150 meaningful relationships. Cognitively, we’re just not built for it
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The Brains of the Animal Kingdom

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New research shows that we have grossly underestimated both the scope and the scale of animal intelligence. Primatologist Frans de Waal on memory-champ chimps, tool-using elephants and rats capable of empathy.
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