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    OEHLMANN, RUEDIGER 2006. THE FUNCTION OF HARMONY AND TRUST IN COLLABORATIVE CHANCE DISCOVERY. New Mathematics and Natural Computation, Vol. 02, Issue. 01, p. 69.


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Can metacognition be explained in terms of perceptual symbol systems?

  • Ruediger Oehlmann (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X99452148
  • Published online: 01 August 1999
Abstract

Barsalou's theory of perceptual symbol systems is considered from a metacognitive perspective. Two examples are discussed in terms of the proposed perceptual symbol theory. First, recent results in research on feeling-of-knowing judgement are used to argue for a representation of familiarity with input cues. This representation should support implicit memory. Second, the ability of maintaining a theory of other people's beliefs (theory of mind) is considered and it is suggested that a purely simulation-based view is insufficient to explain the available evidence. Both examples characterize areas where Barsalou's theory would benefit from additional detail.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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