Systematicity and the Post-Connectionist Era: Taking Stock of the Architecture Of Cognition

19-21 May 2011San Jose (Andalucia, Spain)2nd call for papersResearchers are invited to submit full papers or long abstracts for 40-minute presentations on conceptual, empirical or modeling issues that arise in the treatment of the systematicity challenge from post-connectionist approaches such as behavior-based AI, ecological psychology, embodied and distributed cognition, dynamical …

Turing, symbol manipulation, and computation

One often finds computation described as having originated with Alan Turing and as symbol manipulation.  Yet, Turing imposed certain sorts of finiteness conditions on computations, such as that a program must be finite in length.  These finiteness conditions are not captured in the description of computation as symbol manipulation.  So, …

Substantival dualists believe …., neuroscientists believe …

In the philosophical literature, it is common enough to find phrases such as “Substantival dualists believe …” and “Neuroscientists believe …”  Yet, these can be dramatically different from an epistemological perspective.  The former will often state a definition or logical consequence of what it is to be a substantival dualist, …

Fun Bird Fact

In Perception … Processing of the Müller-Lyer illusion by a Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) Irene M Pepperberg, Jennifer Vicinay, Patrick Cavanagh Received 28 November 2006, in revised form 31 May 2007; published online 1 May 2008 Abstract. Alex, a Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) who identifies the bigger or smaller of two objects by …

h-index

The other day I was procrastinating on preparing for class, so I went over to Chalmers’s MindPapers. It didn’t take all that long before I did a search on “Aizawa” and found a few papers. I also noted that most were not cited. That reminded me of a discussion not …

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