Category: Learning

Learning and Knowledge.

Non-Logical Drives Hierarchy

Non-logical drivers of decision-making

Emotions are non-logical drives of the choices we make. They are non-logical. They arise from our genetic heritage and our personal experience rather than from logical deduction.

Squiggles and Letters

Squiggles on the page. Letters?

Do you remember learning to read? Perhaps letters on book pages looked like Woodstock’s, Snoopy’s friend, footprints.

Learning Critical Period

Learning Critical Period

Neuro-biological conditions explain the existence of critical periods in the most fundamental skills that we learn in the first decade of our life, understanding sensory information and the use of language.

Almost Gate

The neuron’s threshold and its all-or-none signaling results in almost matches being treated equally downstream in the brain. The Almost Gate lets many inputs over its barrier. Henceforth they are treated the same.

Who Do You Listen To

Who do you listen to

We need to rely on authorities to understand our complex world. There is no denying it; however, let’s make the effort to periodically check the reasonableness of our authorities.

Memory and Levels of Explanation

Memory Types. Sensory, Short-term, Long-term. More in text

Memory is an essential component to understanding our behavior. Learning associated with experience provides the clearest model. Memory is coincident with the formation of semantic maps of experiences. Higher learning, as by instruction in school, is described experience, not direct experience; nevertheless, the process of remembering the ideas, theories, and facts are also semantic maps,…

Facts Defined. Distinguished from Explanations, Evaluations, and Predictions

Person engrossed in evaluating a situation

Knowledge is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education. I’m going to focus on fact and informational aspects in this post. Skills are important, but unless they are verbal, I’m not concerned with them here. In conversation, we use the word knowledge for…