Layering in the Mind-brain and Why It Matters: An Exchange Between Paul Smolensky and Myself

Recently Guillaume Pourcel — a European Cognitive Science Ph.D. student — who at CogSci Apps Corp. last year worked with me and Alice Dauphin on a set of very fundamental theoretical problems [1] — emailed me saying

I’m quite sure I spotted you in a video at SFU (recognize your voice and your ideas!): https://youtu.be/GGuBz63snLU?t=2733 (45:35). It’s a nice talk on the integration of connectionists and symbolic ideas w/ virtual machines, something I’m quite interested and my PhD advisor did some really nice work on in this area.

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