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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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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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