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Beyond Object Constancy

Harnad, Stevan (1998) Beyond Object Constancy. [Conference Paper]

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It is surely not irrelevant that such a large proportion of the brain is devoted to the body and to sensorimotor processing (Jeannerod 1994, Kaas 1995, Zhang et al. 1997). That should already serve to alert us that embodiment is likely to be an important factor in cognition. Add to that the well-rehearsed advantages of letting the world serve as its own model (Steels & Brooks 1995), Gibson's (1979) influential findings on the role of sensorimotor interaction in the detection of invariants, and perhaps also my own writing on the symbol grounding problem (Harnad 1990, 1996) and there would appear to be a good deal of support for Pfeifer's (1998) position.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:object constancy, sensorimotor processing, cognition
Subjects:Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:1609
Deposited By:Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:19 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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