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The Resource Things and places : how the mind connects with the world, Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Things and places : how the mind connects with the world, Zenon W. Pylyshyn

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Things and places : how the mind connects with the world
Title
Things and places
Title remainder
how the mind connects with the world
Statement of responsibility
Zenon W. Pylyshyn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author argues that the process of incrementally constructing perceptual representations, solving the binding problem (determining which properties go together), and, more generally, grounding perceptual representations in experience arise from the nonconceptual capacity to pick out and keep track of a small number of sensory individuals. He proposes a mechanism in early vision that allows us to select a limited number of sensory objects, to reidentify each of them under certain conditions as the same individual seen before, and to keep track of their enduring individuality despite radical changes in their properties--all without the machinery of concepts, identity, and tenses. This mechanism, which he calls FINSTs (for "Fingers of Instantiation"), is responsible for our capacity to individuate and track several independently moving sensory objects--an ability that we exercise every waking minute, and one that can be understood as fundamental to the way we see and understand the world and to our sense of space
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pylyshyn, Zenon W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF241
LC item number
.P953 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • The Jean Nicod lectures
  • Bradford books
Series volume
2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception
  • Cognition
  • Mental representation
Label
Things and places : how the mind connects with the world, Zenon W. Pylyshyn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Bradford book."
  • "This book is based in part on the Jean Nicod Lectures that I delivered in Paris in May-June 2004." -- preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction to the problem: connecting perception and the world.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Indexing and tracking individuals.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Selection: the key to linking representations and things.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Conscious contents and nonconceptual representation.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • How we represent space: internal versus external constraints.
  • p. 147
Control code
ocm74460139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 255 p.
Isbn
9780262162456
Lccn
2006035507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Things and places : how the mind connects with the world, Zenon W. Pylyshyn
Publication
Note
  • "A Bradford book."
  • "This book is based in part on the Jean Nicod Lectures that I delivered in Paris in May-June 2004." -- preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction to the problem: connecting perception and the world.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Indexing and tracking individuals.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Selection: the key to linking representations and things.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Conscious contents and nonconceptual representation.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • How we represent space: internal versus external constraints.
  • p. 147
Control code
ocm74460139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 255 p.
Isbn
9780262162456
Lccn
2006035507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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