David will demonstrate a virtual eyeball intended to model the Lilac Chaser illusion. In particular, he will talk about the philosophy behind his Emergic Approach to cognitive modelling. Topics may include: Cutting Nature at her Joints – What kind of Butcher do you want to be? Tri-Level hypothesis does more harm than good (Marr vs. Simon) What is a function, computation, behaviour or phenomena? Unification as constraining the 20 Questions posed to Mother Nature Emergence Top-Down Design vs. Bottom-Up Re-engineering David’s intent is to demonstrate that philosophic considerations can positively influence theory construction. We are all influenced by philosophy – do we want to take charge of our path?
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