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What is thought?

Author: Eric B Baum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.
Series: Bradford book.
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Toward a computational explanation of thought: an argument that underlying mind is a complex but compact program that corresponds to the underlying complex structure of the world.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baum, Eric B., 1957-
What is thought?
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2004
(DLC) 2003059544
(OCoLC)52750024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric B Baum
ISBN: 9780262310574 0262310570
OCLC Number: 804824202
Notes: "A Bradford book".
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 478 p.) : ill.
Contents: The mind is a computer program --
The Turing test, the Chinese room, and what computers can't do --
Occam's razor and understanding --
Optimization --
Remarks on Occam's razor --
Reinforcement learning --
Exploiting structure --
Modules and metaphors --
Evolutionary programming --
Intractability --
The evolution of learning --
Language and the evolution of thought --
The evolution of consciousness --
What is thought?
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Eric B. Baum.

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