Minds and Machines. Summer 2011 Wednesday, 8/3. Biological Approaches to Understanding the Mind. Connectionism is not the only approach to understanding the mind that draws on Biology, or the actual organization of the brain.
Level 1 (task): Characterize the task being performed (e.g. identifying 3-d objects via 2-d inputs)
Level 2 (algorithm): Describe a scheme for representing the inputs and outputs and a sequence of mechanical steps that would carry out the task.
Level 3 (implementation): Determine how to build a device that would run through the sequence of steps.