It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
Alfred North Whitehead
I’m currently a first year PhD student at the cognitive science department at UC San Diego. My background is in philosophy of mind and computer science. I’m working on visual reasoning and mental simulation in the visual domain. Currently, I am working on agent based reinforcement learning models for physical construction tasks (ie. building structures using bricks), with a focus on reasoning in the visual domain and making use of manipulating the world. My approach is best described as computational cognitive science: trying to discover the high-level algorithms of cognition.
I also work as a VJ and visual artist—find my artistic work at vj.felixbinder.net.
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