The essential connection between representation and learning

Document Type: 
ASSC Conference Item
Article Type: 
Theoretical
Disciplines: 
Philosophy
Topics: 
Memory
Keywords: 
Mental representations, imagery, simulation, perception, attractor dynamics, graded learning
Deposited by: 
Professor Helge Malmgren
Date of Issue: 
2006
Authors: 
Helge Malmgren
Event Dates: 
23-26 June 2006
Event Location: 
Oxford, England
Event Title: 
10th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Event Type: 
ASSC Conference
Presentation Type: 
Poster
Refereed: 
No
Number of Pages: 
11
Alternative URL: 
http://www.phil.gu.se/posters/hmoxford.pdf
Abstract: 
The basic system design that makes it possible for mental representations to substitute for perceptions also explains why these representations so easily adapt to environmental constraints – i.e., why they are so often successful substitutes. The present poster is an attempt to spell out and argue for this thesis, using an extension of an argument formulated by W.R. Ashby.
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