Category Neuroscience

Limits of Learning Algorithms

A learning algorithm is a program that, following some fixed set of rules, produces new programs from sets or sequences of input data. Recent progress on the development of some learning algorithms (especially the “deep learning” approach based on “deep”, i.e. multi-layered systems of artificial neurons) have lead some researchers to the claim that, after […]

An Estimate of the Complexety of Human Innate Knowledge

  In my previous article, I have argued that cognition does not have a fixed, unchanging structure. Instead, I think it starts with what I have called a “developmental core”. This core may be viewed as a body of initial knowledge that is pre-programmed into the structure of the neuronal networks. It is then extended […]