Cognitive Science 170
Natural and Artificial Symbol-Using Systems
TAKE HOME FINAL (PAPER #4):
Question: (2-4 pages).
due Dec 8 (final day) under my office door, CSB 171
- The second two-thirds of this course compared the internal
information processing architecture of cells and persons. Specifically,
we examined (1) the system in each living cell that constructs and
maintains a metabolic network starting with DNA code strings, and (2)
the less-well-understood system in humans that generates and maintains
the neural activity patterns underlying human-style comprehension of
linguistic discourses from strings of speech sounds.
The assignment is to discuss how the systems are similar and different.
You must make at least four substantive points in the 2-4 pages (about
one point per page). You have to mention both similarities and
differences. Concentrate on comparisons at the architectural level,
not trivial differences like the difference in the size of the two