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Doug Blank's picture

Categorization == Perception

Not sure where to have the conversation here... too many places to "reply" to! In any event, thanks, Wil, for bringing up some demonstrations I hadn't seen before, especially the shaded checker board. That really drives home the point as to what the brain does so quickly and effortlessly to construct what I would call an "isomorphic" view of what it thinks is really "out there." This is so different from what a robotic vision system does that it makes my head spin. It also reminds me of the point: perception is categorization, and categorization is perception. These two processes can't be separated. That make it harder to model and implement, but together they are a tight dance resulting in the representation in my head. I'm still wrestling with understanding how this could be connected to "intentionality" and "counter-factuals"...


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