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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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