Patterns. Named and Unnamed

Partial data going forward

Most patterns have labels, names. The words in our language are indicative of the manner in which our linguistic forebearers found it useful to organize the patterns of existence into particular terms

Mental Construction Terminology

Translation English to Russian to English goes awry

In writing and organizing this web site, I have found that artificial neural networks and cognitive psychology use different terminology for key Mental Construction concepts. Terminology Used The table lists the most important terms to assist the readers from those fields to understanding the ideas developed in Mental Construction. Mental Construction Deep Learning Psychology of…

Induction. Conscious Intuition

Figure 2. Mont-Sainte-Victorie. Cezanne

Induction is evidence that partial pattern matching is a mechanism which the brain uses to handle partial, incomplete information. Intuition uses the same partial pattern matching.

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.

Thought Train Length

Thought Train

Thought trains, sequences of thoughts, are crucial features in how we determine mentally handle our changing environment in satisfying our needs, our desires, and our goals. We think in relatively short chains of thoughts, some connected by logic and some connected by similarity.