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Undermining the foundations: Questioning the basic notions of associationism and mental representation

  • Ezequiel Morsella (a1) (a2), Travis A. Riddle (a1) and John A. Bargh (a3)

Perhaps the time has come to re-examine the basic notions of cognitive science. Together with previous challenges against associationism, the target article should be viewed as a call to arms to re-evaluate the empirical basis for contemporary conceptualizations of human learning and the notion of “mental representation,” a concept that has become too imprecise for describing the elements of cognition.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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