Duality of the Mind: A Bottom-Up Approach toward Cognition

Duality of the Mind: A Bottom-Up Approach toward Cognition

Duality of the Mind: A Bottom-Up Approach toward Cognition

Duality of the Mind: A Bottom-Up Approach toward Cognition

Synopsis

This book is a condensation of a large body of work concerning human learning carried out over a period of more than five years by Dr. Sun and his collaborators. In a nutshell, this work is concerned with a broad framework for studying human cognition based on a new approach that is characterized by its focus on the dichotomy of, and the interaction between, explicit and implicit cognition and a computational model that implements this framework. In this work, a broad, generic computational model was developed that instantiates Dr. Sun's framework and enables the testing of his theoretical approach in a variety of ways. With this model, simulation results were matched with data of human cognition in a variety of different domains. Formal (mathematical and computational) analyses were also carried out to further explore the model and its numerous implementational details. Furthermore, this book addresses some of the most significant theoretical issues, such as symbol grounding, intentionality, social cognition, consciousness, and other theoretical issues in relation to the framework. The general framework and the model developed generate interesting insights into these theoretical issues.

Excerpt

This book is a condensation of a large body of work concerning human learning, carried out over a period of more than five years, by me and my collaborators.

Let me sketch out here what this work is all about and, more importantly, why I decided write a book about it. in a nutshell, this work is concerned with a broad framework for studying human cognition (beyond technical details of skill learning, which was the focal domain throughout this work), based on a new approach that is characterized by its focus on the dichotomy of, and the interaction between, explicit cognition and implicit cognition, and a Computational model that implements this framework. I decided to write this book because I believe this work can be of some significant interest to a broad range of readers. For example, it can be of interest to lay readers who have interest in issues such as general principles of cognition, foundations of consciousness, or more specifically, the role of skill learning in cognitive processes, and so on. It can also be of interest to researchers and students of cognitive science, in that some general principles and frameworks, as well as their instantiations in computational models developed thereof, may have significant bearings on the understanding of cognition beyond specific skill learning domains that we focused on, and to those of artificial intelligence, in that many models developed here (and the fundamental principles embodied in them) may be of use beyond modeling cognitive processes in specific (skill learning) domains and they may be of significant use in understanding and developing intelligent systems in general.

In this work, a broad, generic computational model, that is, a cognitive architecture, was developed, that instantiates our framework and enables the testing of our theoretical approach in a variety of ways. As detailed in . . .

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