Integrating Bayesian analysis and mechanistic theories in grounded cognition

Barsalou, L. W. (2011) Integrating Bayesian analysis and mechanistic theories in grounded cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(4), pp. 191-192. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X11000197)

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Abstract

Grounded cognition offers a natural approach for integrating Bayesian accounts of optimality with mechanistic accounts of cognition, the brain, the body, the physical environment, and the social environment. The constructs of simulator and situated conceptualization illustrate how Bayesian priors and likelihoods arise naturally in grounded mechanisms to predict and control situated action.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barsalou, Professor Lawrence
Authors: Barsalou, L. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0140-525X
ISSN (Online):1469-1825

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