Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Intelligent control requires more structure than the Theory of Event Coding provides

Joanna Bryson a1
a1 Computers and Cognition Group, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA 02492


That perception and action share abstract representations is a key insight into the organization of intelligence. However, organizing behavior requires additional representations and processes which are not “early” sensing or “late” motion: structures for sequencing actions and arbitrating between behavior subsystems. These systems are described as a supplement to the Theory of Event Coding (TEC).