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In this blog you will find also some fictional dialogues made between different virtual characters. We thought of doing this to stimulate the reader to identify with the questions or curiosity of the different characters. In fact, each character has their own personality and will interact with others in a different way. If you want to view all the virutal characters and you want more information about please visit the virtual characters page.

Fire All Neurons!

Fire All Neurons!

Mechanical analog computers had their origins in Naval Gunnery in World War I […] mechanical analog computers remained of considerable military importance certainly until well into the 1960s and have only been superseded by digital computing systems in the 1970s.

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Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Whereas the notion of a “correct” computation is unproblematic … The notion of a “good” translation is ridden with problems …

The ends justify the rules

The ends justify the rules

Complicated mental processes are entirely reducible to such simple activities as the attentive observation of statements previously accepted as true, the perception of structural, purely external, connections among these statements, and the execution of mechanical transformations as prescribed by the rules of inference

The Digital Analogy

The Digital Analogy

Computers are only prostheses; they no more do calculations than clocks tell the time. Clocks help us to tell the time, butthey don’t do it by themselves

Thinking in the Box

Thinking in the Box

Even the simplest brains are awesome computational instruments, they do computations we do not know how to do, in ways we do not understand…

Wet Between the Ears

Wet Between the Ears

Sensations are received by a certain definite number of sensor nerves, which constitute the only means we possess of obtaining a knowledge of the external world …

Mental Programs

Mental Programs

How do some humans try to solve some simple formal problems? This article is concerned with the psychology of human thinking …