Some things I’ve read over the past few days and my little thoughts about them.
First, I want to reiterate what I wrote about the qualities of good explanations. 1,213 more words
Human beings are cognitive misers, which helps explain our tendency to rely on system 1 functions. Further, it explains our reliance on “serial associative cognition” when we use system 2, instead of a “full simulation.” 95 more words
Rational thinking largely involves the mental simulation of hypothetical scenarios. The algorithmic mind contributes to this by providing the “space” for the mind to create and retain these scenarios, as well as the ability to sustain such an operation. 73 more words