Cognitive architectures
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Our mental models are necessary for acting in a complex digital world. What is the secret in our amazing ability to process information? Is there a cognitive architecture running on a physical symbol system?
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You Are Not Your Brain | Think Tank | Big Think

You Are Not Your Brain | Think Tank | Big Think | Cognitive architectures | Scoop.it

"... lots of information that stimulates our nervous system doesn't get experienced by us. For example:

 

'I might spend an hour talking to you and not notice what color your shirt is. In some sense I saw your shirt. It was there before me and it activated my nervous system and yet I might be unable in any way to make use of that information.'

 

It's an interesting puzzle: intuition structures our experience in a way that can't be traced back to the nervous system."

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Jonah Lehrer on The Creative Insight of The Outsider | Humanizing Technology | Big Think

Jonah Lehrer on The Creative Insight of The Outsider | Humanizing Technology | Big Think | Cognitive architectures | Scoop.it

"What gets the alpha waves flowing, facilitating the semi-dream-state in which we’re best able to connect those unlikely dots, is a change of scenery – a long aimless walk, for example, or travel abroad. In this sense, the internet, an endless web of discovery and rabbit holes to alternate dimensions, is an enormous creativity machine."

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