Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Ballard et al.: Deictic codes

Pointers, codes, and embodiment


Robert A. Wilson a1
a1 Cognitive Science Group, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 rwilson@uiuc.edu www.beckman.uiuc.edu/groups/cs/people/wilson.html

Abstract

This commentary raises three questions about the target article: What are pointers or deictic devices? Why insist on deictic codes for cognition rather than deixis simpliciter? And in what sense is cognition embodied, on this view?



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