Bridging the gap: Dynamics as a unified view of cognition

Derek Harter, Arthur C. Graesser, Stan Franklin
2001 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
Top-down dynamical models of cognitive processes, such as the one presented in this article by Thelen et al., are important pieces in understanding the development of cognitive abilities in humans and biological organisms. Unlike standard symbolic computational approaches to cognition, suc h dynamical models offer the hope that they can be connected with more bottom-up, neurologically inspired dynamical models and provide a complete view of cognition at all levels. We raise some questions about
more » ... ome questions about the details of their simulation and about potential limitations of top-down dynamical models.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x01303916 fatcat:ivcnzg3qhfdrzoen4ptsj3dauy