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Cognition without representational redescription

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 December 1997

Joanna Bryson
Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience and Intelligent Systems, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, United
Will Lowe
Centre for Cognitive Science, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, United


Ballard et al. show how control structures using minimal state can be made flexible enough for complex cognitive tasks by using deictic pointers, but they do so within a specific computational framework. We discuss broader implications in cognition and memory and provide biological evidence for their theory. We also suggest an alternative account of pointer binding, which may better explain their limited number.

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© 1997 Cambridge University Press

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