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. Higher-Order Cognition

    Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of the mind. It is concerned with the activities of the brain. Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with how people acquire, store, transform, use and communicate information. Cognitive psychology has been concerned about the internal...

  3. 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...

  4. 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: ...

  5. Approaches

    developments in computer science and analogies are often made between how a computer works and how we process information. Based on this computer analogy cognitive psychology is interested in how the brain inputs, stores and outputs information. However we are much more sophisticated than computer systems...

  6. Found Online on Aristotle

    DEBATE CONTINUES OVER WHETHER AN "Aristotelian philosophy of mind" is still credible.(1) Recent commentators wonder whether Aristotle's view lies somewhere in the constellation of modern theories of mind, or whether he might point to an uncharted theory. Because he viewed his own account as an alternative...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. What Google Can Do to Our Brians

    ”(2). By using Karp’s anecdote, Carr emphasizes how dependent the mind has become on breif and concise reading. Additionally, Carr shares the phone conversation he had with another blogger, Bruce Friedman, who blogs about the use of computers in medicine. Elaborating further from his comment on how the “internet...

  12. Psych 3420 Journals

    Reductionism: attempting to understand complex events by breaking them down into their components. Tabula rasa: Aristotle’s insistence that the mind is a “blank slate” at birth Functionalism: the study of the mind’s function rather than its structure I found chapter one to be a very good overview...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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.’...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. Ngou

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

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. Can a Computer Have a Mind

    A new issue has come about since the building of computers. But the idea behind it is not such a new issue, for as long ago as Plato and Aristotle, the idea of a mind was pondered about. With the up-and-coming technology, the idea of artificial intelligence has exploded. It is one that many fiction writers...

  25. Cognitive Psychology

    how we take in information from our world, organise it, and use it to help us function successfully. It is conerned with the interal operation of the mind, and seeks to understand the role of mental processes in determining human behaviour. Research into cognitive psychology can have many benefits to...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. Theory

    Cognitive Theory Psychology is defined as the study of mind, emotion and behavior. One major viewpoint within psychology is known as cognitive theory. My research paper will focus on cognitive theory, which is mainly apprehensive with the clarification of thought progression through the development...

  30. 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...