Lecture 3

Language use reactivates these traces a cognitive

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Unformatted text preview: ent from the mechanisms we use to perform other cognitive behaviors (like perception, action, memory, imagery, etc.)   How do they relate to cognitive mechanisms in other animals? A cognitive science of meaning   Methodological considerations   Meaning is hard to observe   What can you observe about meaning?   Introspection, self ­report, and the self ­observer’s paradox   Direct versus indirect measures   Theories, causal models, and explanation   Prediction   Convergent evidence Meaning   Meaning isn’t based on necessary and sufficient properties of things out there in the world   It’s a subjective, individual cognitive process based on people’s experiences interacting with the world Meaning   Here’s one idea how this could work   Embodied simulation: Meaning is built up from experiences people have had...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course COGS 101c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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