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Imagery Debate Bugelski and Paivio’s Dual-Code Theory: Mental images consist of concrete words (e.g., “dog”) and concrete images (e.g., an image of a dog). Meaning, as such, is not dealt with. Zenon Pylyshyn (1973): Functional mental representations are propositional, i.e., 1. they do not correspond to raw sensory patterns; 2. they are not different in principle from the kind of knowledge asserted by a sentence. 3. they depend on the classification of sensory events into a finite set of concepts and relations. Propositions are abstract and have a syntax and semantics (including a truth value).
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Unformatted text preview: Semantic networks are an example of a propositional representation. Supporting arguments: 1. What is functional in cognition need not be conscious. 2. Associating mental pictures and mental words requires an abstract interlingua. 3. Two visual images may be identical but may mean different things to different people. (chess game example) 4. Relations such as next to cant be represented in a picture without committing to right or left relationships. 5. Memory loss doesnt correspond to the way pictures degrade....
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