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The Strong Story Hypothesis and the Directed Perception Hypothesis

@inproceedings{Winston2011TheSS,
  title={The Strong Story Hypothesis and the Directed Perception Hypothesis},
  author={Patrick Henry Winston},
  booktitle={AAAI Fall Symposium: Advances in Cognitive Systems},
  year={2011}
}
  • Patrick Henry Winston
  • Published in
    AAAI Fall Symposium: Advances…
    2011
  • Computer Science
  • I ask why humans are smarter than other primates, and I hypothesize that an important part of the answer lies in what I call the Strong Story Hypothesis, which holds that story telling and understanding have a central role in human intelligence. Next, I introduce another hypothesis, the Directed Perception Hypothesis, which holds that we derive much of our commonsense, including the commonsense required in story understanding, by deploying our perceptual apparatus on real and imagined events… CONTINUE READING

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