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Cognitive perspective computer analogies
Why do cognitive psychologists use computer analogies?
The structure of the human brain does not reveal anything about psychological functioning!
This is the real problem for psychology; comparison with a computer is useful
How are brains and computers similar?
Computers take a symbolic input, recode it, make decisions about the recoded input, make
new expressions from it, store some or all of the input and five a symbolic output
This is very similar to how the human mind processes information
Computer simulations in science:
Attempt to simulate (reproduce features)
An asteroid and the destruction of the dinosaurs
Computer simulations in cognitive psychology:
The aim in this context is to attempt to simulate human cognitive processes
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Getting computers to perform tasks that we regard as requiring `intelligence'
No matter how intelligent you make a computer, it will never have emotions