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Conceptual Understanding in Light of Evolution

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Naturalistic accounts of language and conceptual capacities more generally have heretofore been guided by the neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis. Niche construction and other aspects of an ... More


Infants as Musical Connoisseurs

Sandra E. Trehub

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The term connoisseur is generally reserved for experts in matters of taste, especially with reference to the expressive or culinary arts. In ... More


Blindness and Sensory Compensation

Cattaneo Zaira and Vecchi Tomaso

in Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter studies how other senses compensate for the lack of visual sense in visually impaired people. It presents several studies, stating that basic perceptual skills are responsible for blind ... More


Virtual actions and abstract attitudes

Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Thomas Buhrmann, and Xabier E. Barandiaran

in Sensorimotor Life: An enactive proposal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198786849
eISBN:
9780191836862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786849.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter discusses the claim that enactivism cannot account for “representation-hungry” cognitive performance. Clusters of sensorimotor schemes suggest a way in which the virtual sensitivities ... More


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