Current Research


I have long investigated alternatives to language-like schemes of mental representation. It is motivated by the idea that perception and cognition require representations that are subject to meaningful structural transformations--isomorphs, essentially, of representationl targets rather than terms that refer to them. The work is constrained also by the idea that representation in the brain is primarily in the form of activation patterns (short term) and patterns of synaptic weights (long term). Representation, as I am construing it, should be distinguished from indication. Indication--the sort of thing…

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