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  1. Feb 2019
    1. deeper human processes that direct a given word to be typed

      E.g. drafting a manifesto vs randomly hitting keys

    2. structure

      Assuming this refers to "process hierarchy"?

    3. the intelligence of a human being, derived ultimately from the characteristics of individual nerve cells,

      Reduction/anti-reductionism debate awaits here.

    4. executive capability

      Executive capabilities/processes compared. Latter are tied to metacognition in some learning theories. Here tacit knowledge is included in capabilities and excluded from processes (i.e. as inferior or biasing?)- if I'm reading correctly.

    5. In other words, the human mind neither learns nor acts by large leaps, but by steps organized or structured so that each one depends upon previous steps.

      Learning theory.

    6. involving the unconscious processing and mediating of received and self-generated information, and the unconscious mediating of conscious processing itself.

      Anticipating more on this...

    7. For instance, an aborigine who possesses all of our basic sensory-mental-motor capabilities, but does not possess our background of indirect knowledge and procedure, cannot organize the proper direct actions necessary to drive a car through traffic, request a book from the library, call a committee meeting to discuss a tentative plan, call someone on the telephone, or compose a letter on the typewriter.

      Nor could I, who can do all these things, survive very long in an Australian desert - just to balance the example ;-)

  2. Oct 2017
    1. Massiveness

      Massiveness can also destroy sense of connection; like suddenly finding yourself in the middle of a busy freeway and you don't know where anyone is going or where they came from.