Thursday, December 17, 2009

Analogy as the Core of Cognition

Here is a YouTube of a February 6, 2009 Stanford University Presidential Lecture by Douglas Hofstadter, one of the most interesting cognitive science/artificial intelligence thinkers of our lifetime:

In this Presidential Lecture, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter examines the role and contributions of analogy in cognition, using a variety of analogies to illustrate his points.

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