a thinking brain
OmegaZero2003 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 3 13:08:44 EST 2004
"Glen M. Sizemore" <gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Alpoamigawannabe: You need to read Jeffrey Grays new book.
> GS: Why, does he give a somewhat complete view of what happens when a
> discriminated operant is acquired?
>That is the key to "intelligence."
No, it is not.
> Alpoamigawannabe: The understanding of physiology vis intelligent behavior
> is further along than your insipid hallucinations presume.
> GS: Well, that's certainly what many "cognitive neurobiologists" will tell
> you, and it is easy to get simpleton programmers to agree (as well as many
> government agencies that dispense research money). I assert that we aren't
> even close to explaining, in any physiological detail, how it is that
> spontaneous behavior changes in frequency because of its consequences, and
> how such behavior comes to be controlled by antecedent stimuli.
> There are a great many facts in neurobiology directly related to behavior
> intact humans and non-human animals, but there are few good organizing
> conceptualizations, and many, many, obviously misguided ones. Well,
> "obviously misguided" to those who know something beyond folk-psychology
> mainstream "cognitive" psychology (which is now, pretty much, what
> mainstream psychology is).
> "AlphaOmega2004" <OmegaZero2003 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> > "Glen M. Sizemore" <gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> > >
> > > Nonetheless, the above should not be taken to mean that I don't think
> > > the "physiology of learning" is important; on the contrary, it is of
> > > utmost importance. When we know some of what goes on in mammals when
> > > spontaneous behavior is altered by its consequences, and when such
> > behavior
> > > comes under stimulus control, we will have gone a great distance
> > > understanding the physiology of "intelligent" behavior.
> > You need to read Jeffrey Grays new book. The understanding of
> > vis intelligent behavior is further along than your insipid
> > presume.
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