Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa

Semantic redintegration: Ecological invariance

  • Stephen E. Robbins (a1)

In proposing that their model can operate in the concrete, perceptual world, Rogers & McClelland (R&M) have not done justice to the complexities of the ecological sphere and its invariance laws. The structure of concrete events forces a different framework, both for retrieval of events and concepts defined across events, than that upon which the proposed model, rooted in essence in the verbal learning tradition, implicitly rests.

Hide All
D. Gentner (1983) Structure-mapping: A theoretical framework for analogy. Cognitive Science 7(2):155–70.

J. L. McClelland , B. L. McNaughton & R. C. O'Reilly (1995) Why there are complementary learning systems in the hippocampus and neocortex: Insights from the successes and failures of connectionist models of learning and memory. Psychological Review 102:419–57.

S. E. Robbins (2002) Semantics, experience and time. Cognitive Systems Research 3:301–35.

S. E. Robbins (2004) On time, memory and dynamic form. Consciousness and Cognition 13:762–88.

S. E. Robbins (2006b) Bergson and the holographic theory of mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 5:365–94.

J. Woodward (2000) Explanation and invariance in the special sciences. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51:197214.

J. Woodward (2001) Law and explanation in biology: Invariance is the kind of stability that matters. Philosophy of Science 68:120.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 1
Total number of PDF views: 8 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 55 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 18th October 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.