Understanding Representation in the Cognitive Sciences Does Representation Need Reality?

urrently a paradigm shift is occurring in for the conventional understanding of represen- which the traditional view of the brain as tions. The paper also summarizes the rationale for C representing the "things of the world" is the selection of contributions to this volume, which challenge...

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Other Authors: Riegler, Alexander (Editor), Peschl, Markus (Editor), von Stein, Astrid (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Position Paper
  • Does Representation Need Reality?
  • Overview of Contributions
  • Different Facets of Representation
  • The Connectionist Route to Embodiment and Dynamicism
  • The Ontological Status of Representations
  • Empirical and Metaphysical Anti-Representationalism
  • Representation in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognition without Representation?
  • Computational Approaches
  • On Computing Systems and Their Environment
  • Representation and Cognitive Explanation
  • When Coffee Cups Are Like Old Elephants, or Why Representation Modules Don’t Make Sense
  • The Recommendation Architecture: Relating Cognition to Physiology
  • Cognition as a Dynamical System
  • Neurodynamics and the Revival of Associationism in Cognitive Science
  • The Dynamic Manifestation of Cognitive Structures in the Cerebral Cortex
  • Response Selectivity, Neuron Doctrine, and Mach’s Principle in Perception
  • Mental Representations: A Computational-Neuroscience Scheme
  • Can a Constructivist Distinguish between Experience and Representation?
  • How Animals Handle Reality- The Adaptive Aspect of Representation
  • Piaget’s Legacy: Cognition as Adaptive Activity
  • Relevance of Action for Representation
  • Sketchpads In and Beyond the Brain
  • Inductive Learning with External Representations
  • Does the Brain Represent the World? Evidence Against the Mapping Assumption
  • Perception Through Anticipation. A Behaviour-Based Approach to Visual Perception
  • Symbol Grounding nad Language
  • Rethinking Grounding
  • Reality: A Prerequisite to Meaningful Representation
  • Explorations in Synthetic Pragmatics
  • Communication and Social Coupling
  • Does Semantics Need Reality?
  • Empiricism and Social Reality: Can Cognitive Science Be Socialized?
  • Habitus and Animats
  • Processing Concepts and Scenarios: Electrophysiological Findings on Language Representation
  • Constructivist Consequences: Translation and Reality
  • Qualitative Aspects of Representation and Consciousness
  • The Observer in the Brain
  • Reality andRepresentation Qualia, Computers, and the “Explanatory Gap”
  • Constructivism