Ontomorph: Mind Meets The World Chunking of the world as done by the mind depends on how the world is. The world is one object, but not a simple one. Morphological content is just right to allow organisms which move in the world to perform the appropriate dynamical chunking, which from the perspective of the higher cognition may appear to consist of several separate objects. Embracing nonreductionism is desirable because organisms are part of the world. At bottom, there is nothing else other than physical stuff.
It is, therefore, clear that the theory puts emphasis on the importance of the environment in nurturing children. Piaget believed that children construct an understanding of the world around them, experience disparities between what they already know and what they discover in their surrounding and then adjust their ideas as the need may arise. Parents should, therefore, maintain a stable, but yet varied and exciting environment for children to fully explore and unfold the inborn or rather biological
However, our sensory knowledge which is deceptive, leads us to believe in an incorrect view of self, causing the illusion of the importance of the role of others in the formation of the self. Initially, we must realise our view of self may be mistaken, so before looking at the role of others in its formation, we must know: what truly is the self? Generally speaking, there are three main theories concerning the composition of self and the nature of reality. Physicalism/Materialism argues that ultimately everything is composed of only matter and presents a physical material self (the brain and body). Hence, it claims that psychological events can be reduced to physical phenomena in the brain.
The biological and mental functions that are present in the body process the information that is given, and the mind is the mediator of the information that is processed through these biological and mental functions. It constructs an interpretation of the sensory input that is received by both functions. The information that is received by the brain is further interpreted by the mind and it constructs a unique reality from the basic information. The mind as the mediator can be seen in topics such as categorization and bias in social realities, but also in the language and thought of both humans and non-human animals. ***CONSOLIDATE THIS (LESS WORDY)*** The mental and physical processes that work together is what creates the ability for the mind to properly perceive the information that is received.
By absorbing information and convert them into a meaningful information, that could help us to understand the life and make good and wise decisions. There is minimal amount of stimulations have to occur, so our organ can detect these stimuluses and that is the absolute threshold, which is basically means that you will not be able to smell something really far from you, unless that thing hit the minimal amount of stimulation and your nose can smell it now. The lack or the loss of one or more sense would make a big gap in how we experience things around us and a perception failure will make it harder to understand the full image of what is going on around us and it will cause an inability to respond to a current situation. For example, if someone is blind, it will be hard for the brain to get the full image and to understand it in order to make a wise decision. But amazingly our brain relays on other sensory organs to get the information that is needed to get a full image in order to survive.
The ‘analogue representation’ the ‘propositional representation’ and ‘procedural rules’. Analogue representations are those which have an image-like copy quality to them, whereas the propositional representation are based on language-like constructs. Since the arrival of connectionism another representation has been proposed that of sub-symbolic representation. Here mental representations, according to Eysenk and Keane (2002) are “distributed” patterns of activation in a connectivist network. Historically, mental representations have been interpreted by analogy with physical representations, i.e.
He argued that reinforcement does not simply work as a mechanism, but it is the provider of information of the next reinforcement to be given once the behavior is repeated. Bandura pointed out that for the individual to repeat an agreeable behavior, he must include his intellectual processes. In this sense, Bandura agreed that environment causes behavior, but behavior can also cause environment. This theory believes that personality does not exist and that our traits are merely cognitive strategies or things that we do for us to obtain the kind of reward we want. The advantage is that behavior or "personality" can be manipulated by differing reinforcement schedules.
Then only the degree of perception’s independance from consciousness would distinguish his theory from Merleau-Ponty’s. Currently, both theories can account for the substantive, outward, behavior of humans. Only the procedural behavior, the internal process, differentiates the theories. The conundrum of deciding between the theories is resolvable by an empirical critical experiment. While this will require more knowledge of cognitive psychology, current evidence suggests that Merleau-Ponty was correct and the mind is less encapsulated than Fodor's original claim.
Nonetheless, the mind can choose what to focus its attention and help change bad habits. This can happen through the process of cognitive therapy. Cognitive therapy is the ability of the mind to recognize cognitive distortions. To me this means being able to recognize that we live simultaneously in two different worlds which are the inner and outer world. The inner world are our innermost true beliefs, thoughts and the outer world are the environmental cues that generates a reaction to the inner beliefs and thoughts which are sometimes influenced by the deceptive brain messages.
Crane explains “think of the mind as being a thing, some sort of entity that may or may not be separate from the body but rather to think of human beings to have mental capacities so that people have the capacity to think, to act, to feel and to have emotions and to be conscious, all of these mental capacities I’d classify as the mind,” (Crane 1:17-1:41) here Crane begins to go into detail about how humans have the ability to be conscious within their bodies. The body is able to move or adjust things in the physical world but it is relying on our thoughts, emotions, actions, and our consciousness to tell the body how to act or what to do. This does go to show “that the mind has physical effects in the physical world” (Warburton 2:33-2:36). The mind and the brain are not the same thing. Throughout the entire podcast, “Who Am I?” they addressed the mind as inside of the brain,