Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
van Gelder: The dynamical hypothesis

Cognitive dynamics: A psychological perspective

Richard A. Heath a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Callagan, NSW 2308, Australia


Although cognitive psychology is still dominated by computational theories, there is an emerging emphasis on dynamical aspects of cognition. Examples are provided supporting the increased use of dynamically inspired models by psychologists. Despite measurement and model verification problems in the direct use of dynamical system theoretic technology, van Gelder's general approach to cognition is recommended.