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Author: Harry Redner

-product of mimesis – a primordial and truly human, cognitive adaptation that occurred very early in hominid prehistory and became the signature feature of the human mind. Mimesis had enormous cognitive consequences on the group level, resulting in a characteristically human form of communicative culture that

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind
Author: Harry Redner

featured across all fields of science. Hence they sought to develop a set of general concepts which would indifferently apply to all the sciences. Among these are such now well-known terms as open and closed systems, boundaries, homeostasis, adaptation and equifinality. The General Systems Theory movement

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind

resources. Therefore, when a certain explanation model is inefficient, resources need to be allocated toward another model that can grant rapid adaptation of the entire system. On the other hand, when a simpler and less cognitively demanding model is sufficient to explain and predict an agent’s behavior

In: Artificial Intelligence
Author: Harry Redner

’ philosophy took a different historical turn. Almost all the later schools of philosophy derived from his work, but not without considerable distortion, omission and adaptation. Thus British Empiricism – culminating in Locke, Berkeley and Hume and their successors – also took its point of departure from

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind
Author: Harry Redner

neurologist, Donald, applies an analogous principle of the encapsulation of earlier stages in later ones during the course of the evolution of the human mind: From the start I have made the simplifying assumption that each cognitive adaptation in human evolutionary history has been retained as a fully

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind
Author: Scarlet Siebert

.rin Walker , and Heather Pon-Barry ( 2016 ) “ Effects of Voice-Adaptation and Social Dialogue on Perceptions of a Robotic Learning Companion .” In 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) , 255 – 262 . https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2016.7451760 . Ludwig

In: Artificial Intelligence
Author: Martin Böhnert

-mental neuromuscular adaptation to appropriate stimuli«, wohingegen für den Instinkt gelte, »that [it] involves mental operations«. 521 Beide Verhaltensarten werden von Romanes zudem durch ihr Verhältnis zu sinnlichen Stimuli bestimmt, wobei Reflexe auf deren »blinde« Wahrnehmung (sensation) rein mechanisch

In: Methodologische Signaturen
Author: Harry Redner

leaves scope for adaptation and self-correction, which will always remain bounded. Hence, it is, in practice, always possible to distinguish a mind from a computer, for the mind, being a holistic entity, can range freely across all activities, whereas a computer will be restricted to a small select

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind
Author: Tom Sjöblom

Journal of Cognition and Culture 7 (2007) 293–312 www.brill.nl/jocc © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156853707X208521 Spandrels, Gazelles and Flying Buttresses: Religion as Adaptation or as a By-Product Tom Sjöblom Department of Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

(1997) to conclude that, whatever the middle part of our story turns out to be, it will be a chronicle of intellectual adaptation, of increasingly sophisticated ways of solving the gritty problems of life. Pinker’s conclusions are echoed by others. Many stories about the so-called great leap forward

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture