Seance Sunday: A Mechanical model of human learning and memory Part 1

This week's Séance Sunday will be on a paper by D. E. Broadbent. The paper begins with the proposition that people hate model building. The paper's purpose is to describe a very basic model of the human perceptual system. The above figure is the simple model for attention. Needed are a Y-shaped tubes and some … Continue reading Seance Sunday: A Mechanical model of human learning and memory Part 1

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Seance Sunday: The Snark was a Boojum

This article certainly starts off fun. The article, written by Frank A. Beach, begins with a reference to Lewis Carroll's poem, "The Hunting of the Snark."  In the poem, a crew goes hunting for a snark, which turns out to be a very dangerous boojum.  The article by Beach goes on to state that for anyone … Continue reading Seance Sunday: The Snark was a Boojum