Human Intelligence

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 Intelligence is a property of the mind that encompasses many related abilities, such as the capacities to reason, to plan, to solve problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend ideas, to use language, and to learn.

  •  Motivation is the reason for engaging in a particular behavior. Reasons include needs such as food or a desired object, hobbies, goal, state of being, an ideal, altruism or morality. Motivation controls the initiation, direction, intensity and persistence of human behavior. ...more...

  • Problem Solving is a higher-order cognitive process that occurs when one does not know how to proceed from a given state to a desired goal state. The traditional, rational approach is typically used and involves, clarifying description of the problem, analyzing causes, identifying alternatives, assessing each alternative, choosing one, implementing it, and evaluating whether the problem was solved or not. ...more...

  • Language acquisition is the process of associating mental representations with oral, written, graphic and gestured communication in an agreed upon mutual language that allows comprehension and expression. This process includes accepting communication and propositions that express intent, inferring grammar and style rules, and testing the rules.

  • Language comprehension is the process of interpreting oral, written, graphic and gestured communication in an agreed upon mutual language into mental representations that maintain the intent of the communicator and allow concept integration, inference, and linguistic expression.  This process includes converting to a standard form, segmenting into ideas, determining intent, encoding into propositions, and storing the results.  Depending on the intent, actions may be taken which lead to linguistic expression.

  • Language expression is the process of translating mental representations into oral, written, graphic and gestured communication in an agreed upon mutual language that expresses the intent of the communicator. This process includes retrieving propositions that express intent, consolidating related propositions, translating propositions into a standard language form, applying grammar and style rules, and expressing the results.
  • Temporal/spatial reasoning is the ability to assign time and space characteristics to objects. ...more...
  •  Learning is The ability to remember and recall observations. ...more..
  •  Reasoning is the mental (cognitive) process of looking for reasons for beliefs, conclusions, actions or feelings. This is accomplished with deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning methods. ...more...
  • Planning is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired future on some scale. ...more...
  • Abstraction is the process of generalization by reducing the information content of a concept or an observable phenomenon, typically in order to retain only information which is relevant for a particular purpose. ...more...
  • Sensing is the ability to receive and interpret signals from receptors throughout the body.
  • Motion is the ability to generate commands to control voluntary muscles.
  • Metacognition is the ability to think about one's thoughts, and modify one's behavior. It is the essence of self-awareness and conciouseness and a key component in development of a Theory of Mind. It is the basis of free will. ...more...