Conceptual Representation: A Special Issue of Language And by James A. Hampton, Helen Moss

By James A. Hampton, Helen Moss

Options lie on the center of our psychological lifestyles, assisting a myriad of cognitive features - together with pondering and reasoning, item acceptance, reminiscence, and language comprehension and creation. the character of thoughts and their illustration within the brain and mind has been studied from many alternative views and so offers important possibilities for integrative, interdisciplinary discussions. This certain factor on conceptual illustration includes invited papers from top researchers around the diversity of cognitive technology disciplines, addressing the character of semantic and conceptual illustration within the brain and mind. Contributions comprise either empirical experiences and theoretical studies, from the fields of cognitive and developmental psychology, neuropsychology, philosophy and linguistics.

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Included in this domain is knowledge about particular goals, the action sequences used to achieve them, and the roles within these action sequences. , Schank & Abelson, 1977). The domain of the environment contains two important kinds of information. First, it contains knowledge of specific settings that an agent knows, such as homes, work environments, neighbourhood environments, and so forth. A given person has a world model that represents the settings he or she has experienced. , Tversky & Hemenway, 1983).

As Barsalou (1999) notes, however, these explanations are typically provided post hoc within a framework that is unfalsifiable.

ROLLED-UP LAWN). Together this pattern of results is consistent with the prediction that when a simulation reveals occluded properties, they are produced more often, relative to when they are occluded in a simulation. Turning to property verification, Solomon and Barsalou (2003) found that perceptual variables predicted performance for neutral participants better than did linguistic and expectancy variables. In particular, property size was the most 530 BARSALOU important of the perceptual variables (as measured by per cent unique variance explained).

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