causality and cognition

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My talk for the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2010, Wanaka, NZ

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  • 1. Culture and Cognition: Tools for a Causal Analysis
    Matt Gers
    Philosophy
    VUW
    AWCBR, 2010

2. Cultural ContextInfluencesHuman Minds
(Re!-tooled Mind)
(ExtendedCognition)
(Environmentally Supported)
3. Minimal Sense of Cause
(Min): X causes Y if and only if there are circumstances such that if some (single) intervention that changes the value of X (and no other variable) were to occur, then Y or the probability distribution of Y would change.
4. Probabilistic Causal Explanation
Pr(E|Cexpl) Pr(E|C)
Pr(E|Cexpl Pr(E|CexplCk) for all Ck
5. Causes : Stable Causes
6. Causes : Specific Causes
7. Causes : Proportional Causes
8. A State-Space Model of Cause
CAG Repeats and chorea
Pen and Paper and long division
Critical Thinking Course and high psychometric tests
Enabler >
Specific >
Dysbindin and high psychometric tests
Stable >

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