Category: Mental Perspective

Methods of the mind, morals, superstitions, and techniques

Pattern-Matching and Invariance

Seawall with waves crashing against it

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?…

Complicated Thought

One function, many inputs

It surprised me to realize that there is a second way in which thoughts can be complicated. Complicated thoughts being those that require intense concentration to understand. Many Inputs to Function The typical way that I label thoughts as complicated occurs when there are many variables to consider simultaneously for an important problem to be…