I just learned Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), famous for inventing calculus, was also interested in the philosophy of mind. He proposed a concept called the Alphabet of human thought, which is an idea that says there is a universal way to represent all human thought with small primitive components. With these primitive components, we should… Continue reading The Language of Thought hypothesis and Compositionality was worked on hundreds of years before computers existed!
I’m going to try to write notes on the papers I read in this blog as well. Here is my first one. Link to paper: https://psyarxiv.com/28mg4 Authors: Mathias Sablé-Meyer, Kevin Ellis, Joshua Tenenbaum, Stanislas Dehaene Both Joshua Tenenbaum and Stanislas Dehaene are 2 of my favorite researchers, so I had to read this joint paper… Continue reading Notes on “A language of thought for the mental representation of geometric shapes”