Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The discontinuity between rules and similarity

Peter F. Dominey a1
a1 Institut des Sciences Cognitives, 69675 BRON Cedex, France [email protected]


In arguing for a rules-similarity continuum, Pothos should demonstrate that a single process or mechanism (a neural network model, for example) can handle the entire continuum. Pothos deliberately avoids this exercise as beyond the scope of the current research. In this context, I will present simulation, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and experimental psychological results, arguing against the continuity hypothesis.