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Comment Re:Definition of a social scientist (Score 1) 737

It is terribly ironic that someone from MIT would claim that the brain operating continuously was a longstanding and obvious overriding assumption. MIT (historically their AI lab, and more recently their Brain & Cognitive Sciences Department and their Linguistics Department) is where much of the fervor and argumentation for the mind being a finite state automaton came from. Personally, I couldn't agree more that neurophysiological data make it obvious that the brain functions essentially continuously, but if you read a contemporary cognitive psychology textbook you'll see a very different "information-processing approach" as the dominant perspective.

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