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The Structure of Intelligence : A New Mathematical Model of Mind - Ben Goertzel

The Structure of Intelligence

A New Mathematical Model of Mind

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0. 0 Psychology versus Complex Systems Science Over the last century, psychology has become much less of an art and much more of a science. Philosophical speculation is out; data collection is in. In many ways this has been a very positive trend. Cognitive science (Mandler, 1985) has given us scientific analyses of a variety of intelligent behaviors: short-term memory, language processing, vision processing, etc. And thanks to molecular psychology (Franklin, 1985), we now have a rudimentary understanding of the chemical processes underlying personality and mental illness. However, there is a growing feeling-particularly among non-psychologists (see e. g. Sommerhoff, 1990) - that, with the new emphasis on data collection, something important has been lost. Very little attention is paid to the question of how it all fits together. The early psychologists, and the classical philosophers of mind, were concerned with the general nature of mentality as much as with the mechanisms underlying specific phenomena. But the new, scientific psychology has made disappointingly little progress toward the resolution of these more general questions. One way to deal with this complaint is to dismiss the questions themselves. After all, one might argue, a scientific psychology cannot be expected to deal with fuzzy philosophical questions that probably have little empirical signifi- cance. It is interesting that behaviorists and cognitive scientists tend to be in agreement regarding the question of the overall structure of the mind.

Introductionp. 1
Mind and Computationp. 9
Optimizationp. 23
Quantifying Structurep. 31
Intelligence and Mindp. 56
Inductionp. 68
Analogyp. 77
Long-Term Memoryp. 95
Deductionp. 107
Perceptionp. 116
Motor Learningp. 141
Consciousness and Computationp. 148
The Master Networkp. 161
Appendix 1. Components of the Master Networkp. 167
Appendix 2. Automata Networksp. 170
Appendix 3. A Quick Review of Boolean Logicp. 173
Referencesp. 180
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780387940045
ISBN-10: 0387940049
Series: Contributions to Statistics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 24th June 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34