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6.868J The Society of Mind (Fall 2011, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Marvin Minsky. This course is an introduction to the theory that tries to explain how minds are made from collections of simpler processes.

. It treats such aspects of thinking as vision, language, learning, reasoning, memory, consciousness, ideals, emotions, and personality. It incorporates ideas from psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to resolve theoretical issues such as wholes vs. parts, structural vs. functional descriptions, declarative vs. procedural representations, symbolic vs. connectionist models, and logical vs. common-sense theories of learning. (from ocw.mit.edu)

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Falling In Love Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Cognitive Architectures Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Question and Answer Session 1 Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – From Panic to Suffering Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Layers of Mental Activities Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Layered Knowledge Representations Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Question and Answer Session 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Common Sense Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Question and Answer Session 3 Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Mind vs. Brain: Confessions of a Defector Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Question and Answer Session 4 Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Closing Thoughts Unlimited

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