Cognitive Science

Dynamical Systems Theory

Introduction Dynamicism is, in short, the position that Dynamical Systems Theory (DST) is the best way to explain the behaviour of cognitive systems. Its proponents contend that other alternatives are needlessly complex in that they require some quite bulky representational structures in the case of classicism, or that they are actually just dynamical systems anyway… Continue reading Dynamical Systems Theory

Cognitive Science

The Chinese Room

Introduction Searleā€™s Chinese Room is a thought experiment that claims to support one of the premises of his argument against Strong Artificial Intelligence (Referred to here simply as AI). Strong AI is that type of artificial intelligence we would consider to be truly intelligent as opposed to one that is capable of clever tricks to… Continue reading The Chinese Room