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So what's a modeler to do?

  • Esther Thelen (a1), Gregor Schöner (a2), Christian Scheier (a3) and Linda B. Smith (a1)
  • Published online: 01 February 2001
Abstract

We argue that mentalistic constructs like the “object concept” are not substitutes for process explanations of cognition, and that it is impossible to prove the existence of such constructs with behavioral tasks. We defend the field theory as an appropriate level for modeling embodiment. Finally, we discuss the model's biological plausibility and its extensions to other tasks and other species.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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