Free Essays on Computer Mind Analogy

  1. cognitive psychology definition

    branch of psychology, its roots go back to Descartes who pursued a way to explain how the mind worked. It has been an endless search of not only how the mind functions but also a search of what established the mind and eventually led to the groundwork for cognitive psychology. As more and more psychologists...

  2. Explanation

    processes and stored representations of the world determine behaviour and are central to human experience. 
 Describe the principle  Psychologists see the mind as a complex machine – where they believe that it is useful to model mental processes using an information-processing approach whereby:  Information...

  3. psy 360

    how the mind worked, proposing the analogy of a “hydraulic system of nerve function” (Willingham, 2007, p. 26) after he observed animated statues in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. It has been the restless pursuit of not only the idea of how the mind works but also what exactly constituted the mind that eventually...

  4. Cognitive Notes

    Cognitive Psychology revolves around the notion that if we want to know what makes people tick then we need to understand the internal processes of their mind. Cognition literally means “knowing”.  In other words, psychologists from this approach study cognition which is ‘the mental act or process by which...

  5. Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper

    explain how the mind worked, proposing the analogy of a “hydraulic system of nerve function” (Willingham, 2007, p. 26) after he observed animated statues in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. It has been the relentless pursuit of not only how did the mind work but also what exactly constituted the mind that eventually...

  6. Encoding, storage and retrieval: the processes of memory

    way information is changed as it is encoded, stored and then later retrieved. These three processes can be described similarly to the memory of a computer. The first step to remembering a piece of information is encoding. It is the process of translating information into neural codes that will be retained...

  7. John Searle

    In “Can Computers Think?” John Searle argues against the prevailing view in philosophy, psychology, and artificial intelligence, which emphasizes the analogies between the functioning of the human brain and the functioning of digital computers. (Searle, 372) He asks whether a digital computer, as defined...

  8. How far, if at all, can analogies with machines help us to assess theories of the relationship between mind and body?

    How far, if at all, can analogies with machines help us to assess theories of the relationship between mind and body? Physicalism is the view that everything that exists is physical, or depends on something that is physical. For a physicalist, the mind is not a substance or a thing. It is more accurate...

  9. Describe Two of the Major Approaches in Psychology. Choose Two from the Following Five: Psychodynamic, Behaviourist, Humanistic, Cognitive, or Biological.

    The word psychology derives from the Greek psyche (mind, soul spirit) and logos (discourse, study). It suggests that psychology is simply 'study of the mind'. However, it is worth to mentioning that definition of psychology has been changed in order to dominant perspective. In 1879, when W. Wundt...

  10. lab work physics

    brain. “Dave, my mind is going,” HAL says, forlornly. “I can feel it. I can feel it.” I can feel it, too. Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so...

  11. Matrix and Descartes

    The most obvious similarity between the movie The Matrix, the cave analogy of Plato, and Descartes’ Meditation, is that all of these works doubt the reality of the world around us and call into question the validity of our sense perceptions. “Let us suppose,” says Descartes, “that we are dreaming, and...

  12. hmmm

    like their and there; staying Focused on topic. 3a. A cliché is an expression (frequently a metaphor or analogy) that has been used so many 3b. Because she tends to go...

  13. Gelertner

    2010-090 3/4/10 Rhetorical Analysis-Computers and the Pursuit of Happiness David Gelernters’ commentary, Computers and the Pursuit of Happiness, reaches out to those who engulf their lives in the use and presence of technology. Gelernter does stress that computers have done “marvelous things” yet it...

  14. Basic Summary of Cognitive Approach to Psychology

    focuses on understanding the thinking processes that underlie our actions. It deals with information storage and processing. Some psychologists use computer analogy to describe this process (LTM is hard drive, STM is temporary files that may or may not be saved, etc...).The cognitive approach asks us how we...

  15. Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper

    explain how the mind worked, proposing the analogy of a “hydraulic system of nerve function” (Willingham, 2007, p. 26) after he observed animated statues in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. It has been the relentless pursuit of not only how did the mind work but also what exactly constituted the mind that eventually...

  16. Ngou

    UNIQUE ETHICAL PROBLEMS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY By Walter Maner Department of Computer Science Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA [email protected] http://web.cs.bgsu.edu/maner © 1995 Walter Maner © 1996 Opragen Publications This paper appeared in Science and Engineering Ethics...

  17. Catherine Malasa

    DISTANCE EDUCATION NAME OF SCHOOL: FACULTY OFBUSINESS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL SCIENCES COMPUTER NO: PROGRAM: BARCHELAR of SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS COURSE CODE: PSY 501 LECTURER: ...

  18. Learning and Cognition

    cognitive psychology is distinguished by several milestones in psychology. With the desire for change in methods and theories on how researchers study the mind, particular developments eventually lead to the growth of cognitive psychology. This paper will cover four of the milestones that guided and led to...

  19. Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper

    explain how the mind worked, proposing the analogy of a “hydraulic system of nerve function” (Willingham, 2007, p. 26) after he observed animated statues in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. It has been the relentless pursuit of not only how did the mind work but also what exactly constituted the mind that eventually...

  20. Gendergap in Cyberspace 1

    way that men and women view the exact same things in life. The analogy here is the comparison to the computer and the way it is accepted by both men and women. We will look at the similarities of men, women and the use of the computer, how men and women communicate with each other, how both view the...

  21. Information Process

    Theory: Relating how the mind and computer work is a powerful analogy. The term used in the information processing theory (IPT) extends this analogy. In fact, those who program and design computers aim to make computers solve problems through process similar to that of the human mind. Read on to know more...

  22. Matrix and Philosophy

    day he is an average computer programmer and by night a malevolent hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo wishes to learn the answer to the question "What is the Matrix?" Cryptic messages appearing on his computer monitor and encounters...

  23. Design Argument

    design argument tries to prove the existence of a higher being by drawing an analogy between the universe and a motor or mechanism of some sort. Though seeming possible initially, some dwelling into the subject shows the analogy as false. There is certainly order in the universe, just as in a machine, but...

  24. cognitice PSY

    the young science of computer science--analogy between human mind and computer--limited working memory and theoretically infinite memory storage system; seen to interact to solve problems, make decisions, recognize and respond to external (environmental) stimuli. Focused on the mind as a symbol operating...

  25. Research Methods Including Strengths and Weaknesses

    (Glass & Hopkins, 1984). It often uses visual aids such as graphs and charts to aid the reader in understanding the data distribution. Because the human mind cannot extract the full import of a large mass of raw data, descriptive statistics are very important in reducing the data to manageable form. When...

  26. Harlen Coben

    Stories lead to Doubt in the “Undercover Parent” In Harlan Coben’s essay, “The Undercover Parent” he argues that if putting spyware on a child’s computer is morally acceptable. The article starts with Coben showing how at first he was “repelled” by the idea. Coben reflects about how even the name...

  27. Mohi12

    technological progress of having millions of minds at least as intelligent as Newton, Darwin, Turing and Edison working on scientific and technological problems. Given that computers are so quick and inexpensive to replicate (compared to high-caliber human minds), this would be a direct benefit of having...

  28. In What Way Has the Computer Been a Useful Tool for How We Think About Minds? What Are Its Limitations?

    to many different theories regarding the mind and consciousness, none of which are right as in ‘true’ – each can be argued. There is no ultimate knowledge, only beliefs and opinions. Descartes has made the closest statement to ‘truth’ within the topic of the mind when he said ‘I think therefore I am.’...

  29. study guide for junior students

    term and try writing it again from memory. When finished, compare with the correct definition. Writing something down repeatedly helps it stick in your mind better. Story Telling – Story telling is a helpful way to absorb information for many college students. You may recall when you were younger how...

  30. High Street Shopping vs Internet Shopping

    process in which consumers go through to purchase products or services over the Internet. An internet shop, or online store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks and mortar retailer or in a shopping mall. It is an electronic commerce application used for business to...