Eliminativism

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Eliminative materialism or eliminativism has been a significant focus of discussion for the past few years in the philosophy of mind. The theory claims that intention states and processes that allude in our everyday descriptions and explanations of mental lives are myths. According to eliminativists, there are no such things as thoughts or beliefs or […]

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing in Object Recognition

Humans and animals rely heavily on object recognition, classification, and identification for their survival. However, the textbook introduction to visual perception is based on the physics of light reflecting off objects and the world and entering the eyes of the perceiver. Next, the light enters the biological optical structures that filter and focus the reflected […]