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  • 课程介绍( Course Introduction)

    • University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

      Instructors: Prof. Marvin Minsky

      Course Number: MAS.731J

      Level: Graduate

      Course Description

      This course is an introduction to a theory that tries to explain how minds are made from collections of simpler processes. The subject treats such aspects of thinking as vision, language, learning, reasoning, memory, consciousness, ideals, emotions, and personality. Ideas incorporate psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to resolve theoretical issues such as whole vs. parts, structural vs. functional descriptions, declarative vs. procedural representations, symbolic vs. connectionist models, and logical vs. common-sense theories of learning.

  • 教学大纲(Syllabus)

    • Course Overview

      The subject of this course is to discuss theories about how our minds work. We will emphasize aspects of thinking that are so poorly understood that they are still considered to be more philosophical than scientific. These issues have never been understood because of our traditional image of the mind as controlled by a single, central Self. The folly of this becomes obvious when you think about how to build systems to do things that might help answer questions like these:

      • How do children learn about morality and social goals?
      • How does one learn a new way to think to handle a new type of situation?
      • How do minds switch between different representations and methods of reasoning?
      • Why do we like jokes?
      • Why do we like music?
      • What are ideas?
      • What is pain and why does it hurt?
      • What is consciousness?
      • What use are emotions?
      • What is the nature of Self?
      • What controls the subjects you think about?

      Our goal is to replace ill-defined folk theories of 'consciousness', 'self' and 'emotion' with other concepts that are more useful for engineers to build, psychologists to manipulate, and individuals to control.

  • 教学讲稿(Lecture Notes)

  • 其他教学资源(Other Resources)

  • 考试(Exams)