Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Criteria and evaluation of cognitive theories

Petros A. M. Gelepithis a1
a1 Cognitive Science Laboratory, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2EE, England


I have three types of interrelated comments. First, on the choice of the proposed criteria, I argue against any list and for a system of criteria. Second, on grading, I suggest modifications with respect to consciousness and development. Finally, on the choice of “theories” for evaluation, I argue for Edelman's theory of neuronal group selection instead of connectionism (classical or not).