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The Concept of Pattern Recognition of the Human Brain
Have you ever stared at an inanimate object like a cloud and saw a
familiar object like a sheep or a face? Surely most people have experienced
this and this is because of our brains innate ability to recognize
patterns. This is only possible with large brains that can support high-
level reasoning and memory storage. All of...
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The Extension of Cognitive Processes Into the World
The mind of a human being refers to that aspect of them that helps them think and feel, thus enabling them to know the world and its experiences. Many discussions and researches have been held to find out whether the human mind really extends out the skin and skull into the outside world. When dealing with this question it...
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The Two Systems of Thinking of Noble Laureate Daniel Kahneman
When reviewing the studies provided by Noble Laureate Daniel Kahneman, it was amazing to learn about his beliefs that there are two “systems” in thinking, and how System 1 is utilized in our thinking and decision making without us even realizing that we have allowed fallacies to influence what we have done (Kahneman, 2012)....
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The Ability of the Dogs Rico and Chaser to Understand Human Language in Keminski et al. and Pilley's Experiment
Although the dogs Rico and Chaser, the testing subjects of Kaminski et al. and Pilley’s experiments respectively, do strongly demonstrate the ability to attach specific names with objects, their performances are still inadequate in proving that they have fully grasped human language. Rico and Chaser cannot be said to truly...
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The Parts of the Hippocampus That Helps Form New Memories
Meet Henry Gustav Molaison, a man who saw his doctor every day for many years and introduced himself every time as if they had never met [1].Molaison suffered from anterograde amnesia, the inability to form new memories [1]. How did he come to have this strange condition? In 1953, Molaison, who was previously an epileptic,...
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A Report on the Importance of Hearing and Sight in the Communication of Organisms with Each Other
“Communication is the successful transfer of a message from one organism to another. For a communication to be successful, a signal must be sent, received and interpreted correctly. This report focuses on hearing and sight that are important for many organisms to communicate with each other” (Heinemann Biology 2010). 1....
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The Concept of Apes in E.S. Savage-Rumbaugh's Language Training of Apes and Joel Wallman's Can Apes Learn Language
In this debate, E.S Savage-Rumbaugh and Joel Wallman both discuss the concept of apes being capable of understanding language. In E.S Savage-Rumbaugh’s Language Training of Apes, he states that apes are capable of learning the human language and demonstrate the ability to learn symbolic patterns that is similar to rudimenta...
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From the Perspective of Thomas Edison: His Views on Science, Technology, War, Human Rights and Philosophy
I am Thomas Edison. You probably know me best for developing the
phonograph and electric light bulb, but I innovated and invented much more.
I held 1,093 U.S. patents, and am credited with creating the first
industrial research laboratory1. Science and Technology With the kind of reputation I have, you should...
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A Case Study on the Dogs' Concept of Means-End Relationship
Dogs fail to show understanding of means-end connections in a string-
pulling task Britta Osthaus, Stephen E. G. Lea, Alan M. Slater In this particular study, four experiments were conducted in order to
test Dogs' concept of means-end relationships. A box-like apparatus was
constructed with a wire mesh top, a...
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The Role of Intuition in Our Daily Lives
Choosing to do this question for the essay was very informative on how intuition has been perceived and seen through history and how it has given potential to human beings. We know that intuition benefits our communities and individuals. Intuition is obtaining knowledge. The knowledge one feels they obtain from intuition ca...
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An Analysis of Neural Processes in Activation of Auditory Cortex During Silent Lipreading by Calvert et al
In Activation of Auditory Cortex During Silent Lipreading, Calvert et
al. investigated the neural processes by which both auditory and visual
stimuli give rise to speech perception. Specifically, the study addressed
the issue of how and at what level of processing do visual cues integrate
with auditory cues during face-to-f...
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The Concept Behind the Script Theory
Topic: Script theory is the right theory to describe what minds do and how organisms experience the world. Albert Einstein once quoted, “Most people do not even get to use 3% of their brains.” This quote is but only one of the famous quotes in our history that indicates how vast the capacity of our brains is. Of course...
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The Classical Cognitive Models of Knowledge
Topic: Classical cognitive models of knowledge representation (scripts, semantic hierarchies, spreading activation models, production systems, and similar conventions) tell us nothing about knowledge representation in biological brains. A South Korean philosopher named Kim Yong Ok once quoted, “Words that are difficult...
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An Analysis of Cognition in Biological Systems
Topic: Cognition in biological systems is never correctly characterized as sentence-like rules operating on language-like symbols. In Korean, the word “jim seung,” (짐승) meaning “beast” or “animal,” was actually derived from the Buddhist word “joong saeng,” (중생) which is officially translated into English as “sentient b...
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A Study of Human Memory Using the Guitar Hero Experiment
On the Nature of Skill Acquisition as Supported by Four Weeks of Drumming Experiences Abstract When it comes to queuing and timing in fluent action, recent data and neural circuit models highlight three distinct level of temporal structure: sequence preparation, velocity scaling, and state-sensitive timing. (1) This act...
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An Examination of the Ways Disagreement Aids the Pursuit of Knowledge in the Natural and Human Sciences
In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and human sciences? Disagreement represents a continual knowledge issue for mankind; at the same time that people constantly seek cohesion with others, disagreement renders ideal cooperation nearly impossible. Nevertheless, it is absolutely essenti...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Becoming a Scientist
In Class Write 2 So what does someone have to do to be considered a scientist? Do they have to blow things up, or make crazy experiments? George Orwell, was an English novelist and essayist; who is most notable for writing “1984 and “Animal Farm”. In 1948 he wrote “What Is Science”, in this essay Orwell, states that the es...
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