Re: Sue Blackmore lecture Wednesday 5.15pm London

From: William Benzon (bbenzon@mindspring.com)
Date: Wed 19 Feb 2003 - 23:38:49 GMT

  • Next message: Grant Callaghan: "Re: Sue Blackmore lecture Wednesday 5.15pm London"

    on 2/19/03 5:57 PM, Grant Callaghan at grantc4@hotmail.com wrote:

    > There is
    > little evidence
    > that brains function by passing patterns of bits from one place
    > to another
    > and by transforming one pattern of bits into some other pattern.
    > --
    >
    > William L. Benzon
    >
    > I thought you said you were familiar with congnitive science. What do you
    > think frames and blends are? Check out the following:
    >
    > Conceptual Integration Networks

    I am. These guys are quite skeptical about the notion that the brain is a computer passing patterns of bits hither and yon. They don't have much of anything to say about what neurons are up to.

    Frames is a different notion entirely. The term was coined by Minsky in the 1970s, etc. Fauconnier and Turner are skeptical about Minsky.

    BB

    >
    > [Expanded web version, 10 February 2001]
    >
    > Gilles Fauconnier
    > Department of Cognitive Science
    > University of California, San Diego
    > gfauconnier@ucsd.edu
    >
    > Mark Turner
    > Department of English and Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
    > University of Maryland
    > markt@umd5.umd.edu
    >
    >
    >
    > The web page for research on conceptual integration is
    > http://www.wam.umd.edu/~mturn/WWW/blending.html
    >
    > Published in Cognitive Science, 22(2) 1998, 133-187.
    >
    > Copyright Cognitive Science Society, Inc. Used by permission
    >
    >
    > Grant
    >
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