Category Archives: learning

Rated E – Not Quite For Everyone

Practice makes perfect, but do you ever wonder why some people need less practice than others? Have you ever been awful at a video game and figured, “oh well I just need to get used to it” but then you never caught on? If you never have been in this position, you can take it … Continue reading “Rated E – Not Quite For Everyone” Continue reading

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Subverting Cognition: Surrealist Automatism and Brooks’ Intelligence Theory

In Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us, Rodney Brooks presents his unique take on the pathway to create meaningful artificial intelligence. To briefly summarize, he suggests that removing clunky algorithms aimed at simulating cognition, while simultaneously creating a direct link between sensation and action, supports more advanced general intelligence (functional intelligence). For me, Brooks’ […] Continue reading

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Rewind and Go Play Braid

Squidward – Author   I’m motivated. I like to push myself to be my very best and I know I’m not alone. However, we all need to be motivated differently in order to study, run, call our family, and finish projects we have started. Personally, I love video games, I’ve played most genres and have […] Continue reading

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Studying sleep

You find yourself in the wee hours of the morning, and after a long day of classes and work, you’d like nothing more than to sink into bed and into the reprieve of sleep.  Only one problem: you still have to study for a big Spanish test, meaning you’re faced with a depressing choice… or […] Continue reading

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Studying sleep

You find yourself in the wee hours of the morning, and after a long day of classes and work, you’d like nothing more than to sink into bed and into the reprieve of sleep.  Only one problem: you still have to study for a big Spanish test, meaning you’re faced with a depressing choice… or […] Continue reading

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