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Thinking Explored

By: Shelton Ranasinghe

This essay takes a stab at the difficult question of “What is thinking?” I am using simple logic construed in a methodical manner to answer this question. As we read through, we will inquire deep into the subject of thinking, and develop a schematic model for “thinking”. Then we will make refinements to the model with enhancing the clarity of our logic. Towards the end, we will check whether the model that we create, could stand for wider application of thinking scenar...

Can babies think from day one? According to neuroscientists, the brain cell networks go through an enormous progression of connections, disconnections and re-connections in the cell circuitries during the first few years of our lives. The scientific literature explains what parts of the brains responsible for what functions and what parts of the brain get subject to rapid development in infants. But this essay doesn’t cover, such details, as its main intention is to exp...

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