Stephen Downes

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This article begins with an assessment of a phenomenon called 'blindsight' and from there moves toward a more general response to the question of how animals (and especially humans) can learn to construct representations of the world. It's quite clever. "To discover 'what's happening to me', the animal has only to monitor 'what I'm doing about it'... the animal can begin to get a feel for the stimulus by accessing the information already implicit in its own response."

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