• Ben Goertzel
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


Mental process involves a large variety of computational problems. It is not entirely implausible that the mind deals with each of them in a unique, contextspecific way. But, unlike Minsky and many cognitive scientists, I do not believe this to be the case. Certainly, the mind contains a huge number of specialpurpose procedures. But nearly all the computational problems associated with mental process can be formulated as optimization problems. And I propose that, by and large, there is one general methodology according to which these optimization problems are solved.


Local Search Local Optimum Zero Level Mathematical Optimization Local Optimization Method 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Goertzel
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of Nevada at Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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