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Noam Chomsky on applying Marr’s computational approach to biology’ (6 min 38 sec)

Video posted to Yarden Katz’s YouTube channel on November 1st, 2012.

See also previous parts of the interview: 1, 2, 3. An approximate transcript of the entire interview was posted with Yarden Katz’s article in The Atlantic.

The moral is that ignorance in any of these three fields can be damaging. Just as the modern physicist has to know some mathematics, so must the modern psychologist, but the psychologist must also be familiar with computation and have a clear idea of its abilities, its limitations, the fruitful ways in which to think about processes and, most importantly, what it takes to understand these processes.
—  David Marr, 1982, on his three levels of analysis
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Noam Chomsky on David Marr’s approach to neuroscience’ (6 min 14 sec)

Video posted to YouTube by Yarden Katz on November 1st, 2012.

See also later parts of the interview: 2, 3, 4. An approximate transcript of the entire interview was posted with Yarden Katz’s article in The Atlantic.