6.868J The Society of Mind

Class Info

Introduction to a theory that tries to explain how minds are made from collections of simpler processes. Treats such aspects of thinking as vision, language, learning, reasoning, memory, consciousness, ideals, emotions, and personality. Incorporates ideas from psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to resolve theoretical issues such as wholes vs. parts, structural vs. functional descriptions, declarative vs. procedural representations, symbolic vs. connectionist models, and logical vs. common-sense theories of learning. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

6.868J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. Minsky.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The Society of Mind site.

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