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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, D
dc.contributor.authorColling, L
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-02T09:05:26Z
dc.date.available2018-05-02T09:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/275410
dc.description.abstractWe argue that one important aspect of the "cognitive neuroscience revolution" identified by Boone and Piccinini (2015) is a dramatic shift away from thinking of cognitive representations as arbitrary symbols towards thinking of them as icons that replicate structural characteristics of their targets. We argue that this shift has been driven both "from below" and "from above" - that is, from a greater appreciation of what mechanistic explanation of information-processing systems involves ("from below"), and from a greater appreciation of the problems solved by bio-cognitive systems, chiefly regulation and prediction ("from above"). We illustrate these arguments by reference to examples from cognitive neuroscience, principally representational similarity analysis and the emergence of (predictive) dynamical models as a central postulate in neurocognitive research.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleFrom symbols to icons: the return of resemblance in the cognitive neuroscience revolution
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage1967
prism.issueIdentifier5
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameSynthese
prism.startingPage1941
prism.volume195
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.22616
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-09-21
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11229-017-1578-6
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05-01
dc.contributor.orcidWilliams, D [0000-0002-9774-2910]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0964
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-13
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