Human Intellect and Cognitive Science: Toward a General Unified Theory of Intelligence

Human Intellect and Cognitive Science: Toward a General Unified Theory of Intelligence

Human Intellect and Cognitive Science: Toward a General Unified Theory of Intelligence

Human Intellect and Cognitive Science: Toward a General Unified Theory of Intelligence

Synopsis

The advancement of knowledge concerning the complexities of human intellective processes can best be achieved by combining theory and research from the disciplines of cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. Wagman explores various aspects of these disciplines to further his ideas. He examines the nature of the human intellect and proposes a theory of representation and intelligence that is applicable to human, computer, and animal cognition. He also evaluates theory and research concerned with structure and process in human reasoning and human problem solving. Several scientific discovery systems including BACON, FARENHEIT, and IDS are described in depth. The ability of these systems to emulate solutions to 10 types of scientific problems is examined. The capacity theory of language comprehension is also presented and extended to the domain of cognitive processes.
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