Quora – are we clean slates

Quora – Are we born with a “clean slate” in regards to knowledge?

Clearly not.

Our neural networks are heavily biased by our genetics. An unbiased neural network takes hundreds of thousands of instances to reliably train a new pattern, a human child can do it in under 10 in many contexts.

We have many subsystems evolved to produce particular types of actions in particular sorts of contexts.

We learn a lot of motor skills in the womb.
In many different ways, genetically, behaviorally, culturally, we have many ways behaving that we are not necessarily conscious of.

About Ted Howard NZ

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