Learning about Learning

Here we are creating a mental model of how learning occurs. It is a get-in, get-out, don’t-f-about type of model. We skip the low-down explanations of neurons and move straight to representations. How do representations form? how do they interconnect? And how do they contribute to learning?

Relationships between representations.

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Memetics - Ideas are alive

The Mind virus

A new primary school student, Maya, enters a new school. Unbeknownst to all, she brings with her a virus. But not just any virus... a mind virus. An idea. An idea that will spread throughout the school and never, ever leave again.

In this article, we will discuss memetics, a discipline in which we treat ideas, or "mem...

How to control your emotions. A Game theory perspective.

Do you remember being 8 years old? Do you remember getting angry? or sad? or happy? The absolute overwhelming takeover of your body. You were not even you; you just became the emotion.

Overtime, presumably, you have learned to somewhat control your emotions. To some extent you are better off now then you were then… but it is not easy...

How Light Effects Mood, Sleep, and Eating Habits.

We evolved to work within a daily cycle. Wake up with the sun, go to sleep at night.

But now we are all out of wack.

First, we are not signalling to our eyes that we are about to go to sleep. People mess with this by keeping lights on, staring at a phone before bed, etc. If you set up your habits so that you dim lights at night and l...

How Addiction Works!

I want cookies 🍪, and pizza 🍕, and beer 🍺, and sex 🍆, and drugs 💊, and fame 📸, and power 💪. I want, I want, I want. I want till I want no more. Which is when I’m dead.

This topic is about explaining want and addiction simply. Help build on our work by submitting a rival text.

How dopamine works.

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter ...

Your Different Tropes Of Intelligence

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This is non-scientific! These are just my observations. Feel free to build upon this, but I suggest keeping it fun, keeping it light. If you know some related story tropes, psychology, neuroscience factoids feel free to jump in and write a rival text.

We will be describing different tropes of intelligence. These are snapshot stereot...

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Mitigating the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

The bots are coming! Artificial intelligence’s abilities are growing. What are the potential dangers? This is the hub for discussing this coming future.

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Implementing Asimov’s Laws of Robotics (The first law) - How alignment could work.

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In 1942 Isaac Asimov started a series of short stories about robots. In those stories, his robots were programed to obey the three la...

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