Cognitive Scientist Quotes
[This] is or should be our main scientific activity — studying the structure of information and the structure of problem solving processes independently of applications and independently of its realization in animals or humans.
Good theories of the mind must span at least three different scales of time: slow, for the billions of years in which our brains have survivied; fast, for the fleeting weeks and months of childhood; and in between, the centuries of growth of our ideas through history.
Heuristic Search Hypothesis. The solutions to problems are represented as symbol structures. A physical symbol system exercises its intelligence in problem solving by search—that is, by generating and progressively modifying symbol structures until it produces a solution structure.
Why should physical processing give rise to a rich inner life at all? It seems objectively unreasonable that it should, and yet it does.
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When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
G. K. Chesterton
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