Connecting Object to Symbol in Modeling CognitionStevanHarnadauthorIn this toy model of the simplest form of categorization performed by neural
nets, CP effects arise as a natural side-effect of the way these particular nets
accomplish categorization. Whether the CP effect is universal or peculiar to
some kinds of nets (cf. Grossberg 1984), whether the nets' capacity to do
simple one-dimensional categorization will scale up to the full
multidimensional categorization capacities of human beings, how the
grounded labels of these sensory categories are to be combined into strings of
symbols that function as propositions about higher-order category
membership, and how the nonarbitrary "shape" constraints these symbols
inherit from their grounding will affect the functioning of such a hybrid symbol
system remain questions for future research. If these results can be
generalized, however, the "warping" of analog similarity space may be a
significant factor in grounding.Neural ModellingPerceptual Cognitive PsychologyPhilosophy of Mind1992Springer VerlagBook Chapter