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


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?