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Harold J. Morowitz, Jerome L. Singer, eds.
The Mind, The Brain, and Complex Adaptive Systems.
Addison-Wesley. 1995

Contents

Murray Gell-Mann. Complex Adaptive Systems. 1994
CASs perceive and respond to patterns: responding to patterns that are not actually there is "superstition", refusing to recognise patterns that are real is "denial" • Compression of perceived regularities, not just look-up tables • External fitness imposed by humans in the loop, versus internal emergent fitness where it is harder to define what is fit without being circular • Maladaptive: frozen accidents, mismatched timescales, ... • Hierarchies of CASs, higher level CASs composed of coevolving CASs
Jerome L. Singer. Mental Processes and Brain Architecture: Confronting the Complex Adaptive Systems of Human Thought (An Overview). 1995
Herbert A. Simon. Near Decomposability and Complexity: How A Mind Resides in a Brain. 1995
John Henry Holland. Can There Be A Unified Theory of Complex Adaptive Systems?. 1995
Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic. Neurobiology of Mental Representation. 1995
Larry R. Squire, Barbara J. Knowlton. The Organization of Memory. 1995
Patricia Smith Churchland. Can Neurobiology Teach us Anything About Consciousness?. 1995
John F. Kihlstrom. The Rediscovery of the Unconscious. 1995
David E. Rumelhart. Affects and Neuro-Modulation: A Connectionist Approach. 1995
John Antrobus. Thinking Away and Ahead. 1995
Roger C. Schank, John B. Cleave. Natural Learning, Natural Teaching: Changing Human Memory. 1995
Stevan Harnad. Does Mind Piggyback on Robotic and Symbolic Capacity?. 1995
Daniel C. Dennett. Evolution as An Algorithm--The Ultimate Insult?. 1995