Monday, June 15, 2020

Notes on Learning.

Innate and non-innate learning.

Innate learning: The traits that are inborn rather than acquired or learned.

These three areas of human knowledge and skill can be called folk physics, folk biology and folk psychology.

Navigate in a three-dimensional world of physical objects, understand trajectories, judge movement, and mentally represent and manipulate objects (crucial to tool use);

Classify flora and fauna into edible/inedible/medicinal, and prey/predator; navigate a social world (especially since they lived in groups)

Recognize faces, read facial expressions, recognize kin, divide the world into in- and out-group members, use language and infer other people's mental states.

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