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Framing the debate between computational and dynamical approaches to cognitive science

  • Randall D. Beer (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 October 1998

van Gelder argues that computational and dynamical systems are mathematically distinct kinds of systems. Although there are real experimental and theoretical differences between adopting a computational or dynamical perspective on cognition, and the dynamical approach has much to recommend it, the debate cannot be framed this rigorously. Instead, what is needed is careful study of concrete models to improve our intuitions.

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