Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Representing is more than emulating


Hongbin Wang a1 and Yingrui Yang a2
a1 School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030 [email protected] http://www.shis.uth.tmc.edu/
a2 Department of Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180 [email protected]

Abstract

Mental representations are more than emulations. Different types of representations, including external representations, various mental models (distorted and abstract), and emulative models, can all play important roles in human cognition. To explain cognitive performance in a specific task, a systematic analysis of the underlying representational structures and their interactions is needed.



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