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Representational Semiotics

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608485
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0013
Representational Semiotics

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After a short introduction on the meaning of representation, the crucial problem of the origin of representation is dealt with. Then, the main forms of representational process are considered. An important issue is that of connectionism and distributed networks. The classification of different types of representations (schemata and categories) as well as the issue of animals’ communication are also crucial. Then, this problem is considered from a slightly different point of view and dealt with together with the three main systems of representation.

Keywords: representation; animal; motion; neural network; connectionism; distributed networks; communication; schemata; categories; reference; addressing; active communication of information

Chapter.  24570 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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