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Representation and Interpretation: Ways of Talking about Sights, Sounds, Words, and Neurons

Dr. Jay Atlas

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Pomona College, Department of Philosophy

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There are interesting similarities among the theoretical descriptions of language interpretation, visual perception, interpreting sounds, and cognitive scientific talk about information processing by neurons.  I will look at some of the similarities in our theoretical descriptions of information processing among these sensory modalities and draw some conclusions about the division of labor among semantic and pragmatic principles.

 

Talk Presentation Reading Materials:
http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/tempdocs/Atlas%20Representation%20and%20Interpretation%20Rutgers%20v6.pdf

Dr. Jay Atlas