future of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Guest speaker:
Bell AJ (1999) Levels and Loops: the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Neuroscience, Phil. Trans. R Soc. Lond. B 354:2013-2020. pdf
April 11 Mind, brain, and computation.
Turing AM (1950) Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Mind, 59.
Harnad S (2001) Minds, Machines and Turing, Journal of Logic,
and Information (in press) html
April 18 What does it mean to ``compute?'' Guest speaker: Phil Rogaway
Sipser, M (1997) The Church-Turing Thesis. Chapter 3
of Introduction to the
Theory of Computation. PWS Publishing.
April 25 Computing with holistic representations. Guest speaker: Pentti Kanerva
Kanerva, P. (1998) Dual role of analogy in the design of a cognitive
In K. Holyoak, D. Gentner, and B. Kokinov (eds.), Advances in Analogy
Research: Integration of Theory and Data from the Cognitive, Computational,
and Neural Sciences (workshop, Sofia), pp. 164-170. Sofia: New Bulgarian
Kanerva, P. (1999) Artificial Minds, Stan Franklin, MIT Press, 1995.
review. Journal of Cognitive Systems Research 1(1):53-57. text
May 2 Mental representation. Guest speaker: Rob Cummins
Cummins, R. (2000) "The mind as computer, " "The mind as neural network,"
and "The mind as brain." In: Minds, Brains and Computers ed. by R.
Cummins and D.D. Cummins. Blackwell Publishers. html, rtf.
May 9 Searle's Chinese room - or, ``Can machines think?''
Searle JR (1980) Minds, Brains, and Programs, Behavioral
Searle JR (2000) Consciousness, Annual Reviews of Neuroscience,
shoves whom around in the careenium?'' Guest speaker: Doug
(Note: Monday) Hofstadter.
``Who shoves whom around in the careenium?'' and ``Waking up from the
Boolean Dream'' from Metamagical Themas
``Prelude and Fugue'' from Godel, Escher, Bach
Dawkin's Selfish Gene excerpt from The Mind's Eye
May 23 Dynamics, computation, and neurobiology.
Hopfield JJ (1997) Dynamics, computation, and neurobiology.
problems in physics, ed. V. L. Fitch, D. R. Marlow, and M.A.E. Dementi.
Princeton University Press.
van Gelder T (1998) The Dynamical Hypothesis in Cognitive Science
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21:1-14. postscript
Mitchell, M (1998) A complex-systems perspective on the "computation
dynamics debate in cognitive science." submitted to the 20th Annual
Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. postscript
May 30 Perception as Bayesian inference. Guest speaker: Yair Weiss
Weiss Y, Adelson EH (2000) Slow and Smooth: a Bayesian theory for
combination of local motion signals in human vision. preprint postscript
Weiss Y (1997) Interpreting images by propagating Bayesian
beliefs. in: M.C.
Mozer, M.I. Jordan and T. Petsche, editors, Advances in Neural Information
Processing Systems 9: 908-915. postscript, pdf
June 6 Quantum computation.
Bennett CH, DiVincenzo DP (2000) Quantum information and computation,
Nature 404:247-255. pdf, postscript