Joscha: Computational Meta-Psychology

Joscha: Computational Meta-Psychology

Computational theories of the mind seem to be ideally suited to explain rationality. But how can computations be subverted by meaning, emotion and love?



December 29, 2015 / 17 Comments / by / in
  • Thank you very much for this talk. It was enlightening!

  • lol 😀

    LV426 is kinda mad a little bit :D:D:D

  • By comparing money to dopamine and how it should float rather than be hoarded, you basically explain the reason why central banks exist. They know this and try to act accordingly, for example by aiming to keep the inflation rate at a level that makes it uninteresting to hoard money because it loses value. And that's why they set interest rates to 0% over the past years, to keep the money flowing in the system. One might reasonably argue that they acted way too late but they did it within a system that was well equipped to keep the dopamine flowing.

  • Actually the structure of DNA was figured out on LSD and not in a dream :^)

  • I suggest reading "Neuroscience of Personality". Einstein's MBTI type e.g. was an INTP. That does mean that he was simply using other brain areas for his main thinking. The researcher of the book basically just put people on an EEG and looked which brain areas are active for all 16 personalities in all kind of brain activities. So maybe different parts of the brain have a different "hyperparameter", which come up with more theories, because the cost function is cheaper in that area of the brain?

  • ARGH, when I started to watch this talk, I had 2 eggs put into water to get two soft-boiled eggs. I forgot about them … After the talk I went into the kitchen. 1 egg was exploded and everything smelled like hell….

  • beste lache ever (he is very funny)

  • his sigmatism is pretty annoying for any SLT^^

  • This is awesome

  • The first time I saw the dress @ 1:39 I thought it was blue & black, but later it looked white & gold.

  • This is brutally confused.

  • try to put true love and feelings in your own body first, before you distroy your and all our bodies, life and planet../.

  • does a. i. know, what is true metal or true rock'n roll?

  • supposed file corruption at 6:14 ;/

  • Brilliant talk. The only remark I have is that when Joscha talks about escaping local belief minima, he gives the advice to retrace the steps that lead to a contrasting belief, but to me this seems to imply that he is assuming some sort of linear process of belief formation, whereas I think it is more apt to think of beliefs as dynamic node-networks, whereby individual elements of the network all hold up a belief, and it's a nonlinear system. You can explore individual nodes within this network and then validate them if you want to investigate a belief, but I don't think it's as simple as just retracing reasoning. If it were, changing minds would be way easier.

  • Great talk.

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