87 examples of Abstraction in a sentence
Our hope is that by figuring out brain circuits at a level of
that lets us repair them and engineer them, we can take some of these intractable disorders I mentioned earlier, practically none of which are cured, and in the 21st century, make them history.
Now that's sort of just a very simple chemical form of life, but when things got interesting was when these drops learned a trick about
Instead, what I do and what the designers at Thinking Machines do is we think at some level of
and then we hand it to the machine and the machine takes it beyond what we could ever do, much farther and faster than we could ever do.
However, there are many other flavors of citizen science projects that people have delved into that have varying levels of abstraction, that you wouldn't necessarily think people would jump at.
And language can't be understood in its
What is the
It's a primitive form of abstraction, and we now know this happens in the fusiform gyrus of the brain, because when that's damaged, these people lose the ability to engage in Bouba Kiki, but they also lose the ability to engage in metaphor.
And I think it's a basis of many uniquely human abilities like abstraction, metaphor and creativity.
And through the human capacity for abstraction, this shame can settle in.
Now, many of the problems that children with autism face, they have a common source, and that source is that they find it difficult to understand abstraction, symbolism.
So there is another hidden
here which children with autism find a lot of difficulty coping with, and that's the fact that you can modify words and you can arrange them to have different meanings, to convey different ideas.
And that's why my personal favorite tool as an artist is
So you take a symbol, any symbol, for example the heart and the arrow, which most of us would read as the symbol for love, and I'm an artist, so I can draw this in any given degree of realism or
Now this is kind of the
for the sound output on my computer.
This is what English text looks like from a visual
But this is what it looks like in a visual
This is what your music looks like, but here's its visual
This is what I'm after in the end, but this is its visual
I could spend weeks trying to find this in ones and zeros, but it takes me seconds to pick out a visual
So I know what English looks like at a binary level, and I know what its visual
looks like, but I've never seen Russian binary in my entire life.
So this is what Russian looks like in a visual
Things that would take us weeks, months to find in ones and zeroes, are immediately apparent in some sort of visual abstraction, and as we continue to go through this and throw more and more information at it, what we find is that we're capable of processing billions of ones and zeros in a matter of seconds just by using our brain's built-in ability to analyze patterns.
It's really, really hard to do at a binary level, but if we translate those similarities to a visual
instead, I don't even have to sift through the raw data.
And this is a laser laboratory at the University of Iowa, in which the fish comes back as an
in the back.
We've built layers and layers of
on top of each other between the man and the machine to the point that we no longer have any idea how computers work or how to talk to them.
We just want her on the board with us', or, 'He can pay me back at the end of the game, when he's flush with cash', and I'm thinking again, 'What am I teaching these kids?' So, I started watching how they were playing - listening to their banter, getting a feel for how they were making decisions - and I had this thought: 'What if they're playing this way because the money isn't real?' It's a concept I've been reading a lot about, lately, 'Financial
, the notion that when money becomes more and more of an idea, less tangible and therefore more abstract, it changes the way we interact with it on a regular basis, and there's anecdotal evidence of
everywhere around us.
But what snapped me back to reality was hearing my son behind me say, 'I sure wish I had a phone so I could buy stuff.' (Laughter) You see, money, to a young person, is somewhat abstract, anyway, and when we further the
by waving a MagicBand or putting our phone over a sensor and giving the thumbprint, all it does is further the
and in my simplistic view, it is this: because the money they're spending isn't real - it's an
All that time, the world only exists as an abstraction, as they are taught the values of their society.
For that entire time, the world only exists as an abstraction, as he is taught the values of society, including this notion that their prayers alone maintain the cosmic balance.