Category Archives: Cognitive Science

General Problem Solving

General problem solving (GPS) involves solving every kind of problem in a satisfactory manner. This includes steps referred to as the “problem-solving cycle.” These are steps used in order until a satisfactory solution is found. How acceptable the solution depends on personal judgment. Five of the most common processes and factors that researchers have identified… Read More »

One-Shot Learning: The End of Big Data?

Recently, a Bayesian probabilistic model outperformed neural networks and humans  in classifying written letters using very small datasets. One-shot learning is a type of machine learning that learns an object class after just one or a few examples. This is similar to how humans learn to identify objects, creating a rich, abstract template of objects… Read More »