Tenenbaum et al. review in SCIENCE

Of course, behind a firewall, for those without subscriptions, but if you do have one, I think it’s an important article for those of us interested in the intersection of human cognition and computation. Click above to get the abstract.

The basic cognitive problem addressed is how human rapidly learn and abstract given the noisy, relatively sparse inputs of our sensory systems. It’s a big problem for the Decade of the Mind crowd and for those interested in the whole notion of reverse-engineering our brains.

At the same time, this is not the article for explaining how things are done at the neural level. But it does perhaps lay out some clues as to what we might be looking for.