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On disentangling and weighting kinds of semantic knowledge

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 November 2001

Agnesa Pillon
Affiliation:
Unité de Neuropsychologie Cognitive, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348, Belgiumpillon@neco.ucl.ac.besamson@neco.ucl.ac.be www.neco.ucl.ac.be
Dana Samson
Affiliation:
Unité de Neuropsychologie Cognitive, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348, Belgiumpillon@neco.ucl.ac.besamson@neco.ucl.ac.be www.neco.ucl.ac.be

Abstract

To account for category-specific semantic deficits, Humphreys and Forde propose to fractionate semantic memory into multiple sensory and functional knowledge stores. There are reasons to doubt the empirical productivity of this proposal, unless theoretically motivated principles of distinguishing and weighting the different kinds of object knowledge can be spelled out in detail.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
© 2001 Cambridge University Press

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