By Michael Dawson, Brian Dupuis, Michael Wilson
From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive technology and illustrates its foundational rules throughout the development and remark of LEGO Mindstorms robots.
Discussing the features that distinguish embodied cognitive technological know-how from classical cognitive technology, the e-book locations a renewed emphasis on sensing and performing, the significance of embodiment, the exploration of dispensed notions of regulate, and the improvement of theories via synthesizing uncomplicated platforms and exploring their habit. various examples are used to demonstrate a key topic: the significance of an agent's setting. Even basic brokers, akin to LEGO robots, are in a position to displaying complicated habit once they can feel and impact the realm round them.
Michael Dawson is professor of psychology on the collage of Alberta. Brian Dupuis as a study assistant in psychology and Michael Wilson is a biology undergraduate, either on the college of Alberta.
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1). Boole’s (1854) logicism equated thinking with applying logical rules. “There is not only a close analogy between the operations of the mind in general reasoning and its operations in the particular science of Algebra, but there is to a considerable extent an exact agreement in the laws by which the two classes of operations are conducted” (p. 6). Modern versions of logicism endorse this view as well. For instance, a famous introductory logic book (Kalish & Montague, 1964) viewed logic as mirroring everyday reasoning.
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