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Deep Learning : How the Mind Overrides Experience

Author: Stellan Ohlsson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Although the ability to retain, process, and project prior experience onto future situations is indispensable, the human mind also possesses the ability to override experience and adapt to changing circumstances. Cognitive scientist Stellan Ohlsson analyzes three types of deep, non-monotonic cognitive change: creative insight, adaptation of cognitive skills by learning from errors, and conversion from one belief to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stellan Ohlsson
ISBN: 9780521835688 0521835682 1107661366 9781107661363
OCLC Number: 768476516
Description: 523 p.
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. The need to override experience; 2. The nature of th enterprise; Part II. Creativity: 3. The production of novelty; 4. Creative insight: the redistribution theory; 5. Creative insight writ large; Part III. Adaptation: 6. The growth of competence; 7. Error correction: the specialization theory; 8. Error correction in context; Part IV. Conversion: 9. The formation of belief; 10. Belief revision: the resubsumption theory; Part V Conclusion: 11. Elements of a unified theory; 12. The recursion curse.

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The human mind possesses the ability to override experience and adapt to changing circumstances. Cognitive scientist Stellan Ohlsson analyzes three types of deep, non-monotonic cognitive change:  Read more...

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