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New mind model: Mental processing is not like computer

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Scientist used to think our mind works like computer but in recent study there are evidences to prove it may not be true. Through tests of a computer program showing instructions to click on pictures of different objects, the study showed the mind may work like “biological organism – dynamic continuum, cascading through shades of grey.”:

… “For decades, the cognitive and neural sciences have treated mental processes as though they involved passing discrete packets of information in a strictly feed-forward fashion from one cognitive module to the next or in a string of individuated binary symbols — like a digital computer,” said Spivey. “More recently, however, a growing number of studies, such as ours, support dynamical-systems approaches to the mind. In this model, perception and cognition are mathematically described as a continuous trajectory through a high-dimensional mental space; the neural activation patterns flow back and forth to produce nonlinear, self-organized, emergent properties — like a biological organism.”…


New mind model – [Cronell News]

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