Tag: neural

Pattern-Matching and Invariance

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In neuroscience, the process I call pattern-matching is often called invariance. Yohan John in Quora raises the question and suggests the form of the answer: How does your brain discover similarity in the midst of so much dissimilarity? The answer is that the brain somehow creates invariant representations of objects and patterns. What is invariance?…

Deduction and Induction

Deduction is the normal operating mode of the left side of the brain using logic on facts. Induction is the normal operating mode of the right side of the brain using pattern-matching on incomplete information. Normal humans have both operating modes and the results of induction can be used with the results of deduction and…

Intuition and Reasoning

The brain can draw conclusions in two ways – logical and pattern-matching.  Another way to say it is – by reasoning or by intuition. Logical/reasoning (planning situation handling), we’re all familiar with.  We use facts and rules of logic to draw conclusions.  This is an advanced mode of thinking that took many eons to evolve.…