Friday, December 3, 2021

Philosophy Wire: Not learning. Staying untouched.

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2021-12-03]: As students learn a new concept, measuring how well they grasp it has often depended on traditional paper and pencil tests. Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm, which can be used to measure how well a student understands a concept based on the student's brain activity patterns. The study is one of the first to look at how knowledge learned in school is represented in the brain. [1] Trying to understand how learning is represented in the brain. Taking for granted that this is a good thing. But the cosmos is a mirror of what is good and what is not. No, the representation of what you learn in the brain is not a good thing. Because this means that an untouched brain is now touched. Changed by the cosmos. Unable to sense anything exactly because it has sensed everything. No, learning about glue does not help you fix that glass. It is the only reason that you see the glass broken in the first place…

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