Models and cognition

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In this groundbreaking book, Jonathan Waskan challenges cognitive sciences dominant model of mental representation and proposes a novel, well-devised alternative. The traditional view in the cognitive...
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In this groundbreaking book, Jonathan Waskan challenges cognitive sciences dominant model of mental representation and proposes a novel, well-devised alternative. The traditional view in the cognitive sciences uses a linguistic (propositional) model of mental representation. This logic-based model of cognition informs and constrains both the classical tradition of artificial intelligence and modeling in the connectionist tradition. It falls short, however, when confronted by the frame problem--the lack of a principled way to determine which features of a representation must be updated when new information becomes available. Proposed alternatives, including the imagistic model, have not so far resolved this problem. Waskan proposes instead the Intrinsic Cognitive Models (ICM) hypothesis, which argues that representational states can be conceptualized as the cognitive equivalent of scale models.
Uitgever Mit Press
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ISBN/EAN 9780262517546
Auteur Waskan, j.a.
Vakken Filosofie

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