COGS 100 Week 8 Lecture 1
Review for midterm
Midterm: 5 multiple choice, 12 written
What disciplines form Cog Sci?
This course emphasis on cog psychology
Neuroscience, computer science, psychology, education, philosophy, linguistics
What was Chomsky's linguistic model? How does it impact theory of mind?
Language is recursive, perform algorithms to transform sentences, born with innate grammatical rules
Explained creation of unheard of sentences
Skinner - stimulus and response is how we learn language and meaning
Why did Tolman postulate cog maps?
Rat and maze experiments
Explain hypothesis of task analysis?
Also subsistence. What is?
Break a large task into simpler tasks (same with systems)
Modarity of mind - mind is broken up into different modules, have own locations and functions, didn't talk
much to rest of brain - motor skills
Fodor: higher cog skills not modular, but other things are
Central processing, integration of info from many sources
Describe a Turing machine.
How illustrates symbolic mental architecture?
Infinitely long input tape (machine table), which is both input and rules, machine head, ability to perform
operations, has set of symbols
Applies algorithms to arrive at output
Universal - can perform any process of any specialized Turing machine, can decode other symbol patterns
What is an algorithm?
Systematic process, set of finite steps to move from a defined input to an output