Bradley Franks

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This article presents a detailed formal approach to concepts and concept combination. Sense generation is a competence-level theory that attempts to respect constraints from the various cognitive sciences, and postulates " quasi-classical " conceptual structures where ottributes receive only one value (but are defeasible and so do not represent necessary(More)
We present a perspective on the nature of hybridness within hybrid symbolic/connectionist models of cognition. We discuss the qualities that differentiate apparently hybrid models from those which truly accrue properties of the complementary types of technology, and argue that the latter type of model is constituted by a stringent set of mappings between(More)
Conspiracy theories (CTs) can take many forms and vary widely in popularity, the intensity with which they are believed and their effects on individual and collective behavior. An integrated account of CTs thus needs to explain how they come to appeal to potential believers, how they spread from one person to the next via communication, and how they(More)
In this paper we demonstrate that societal psychology makes a unique contribution to the study of change through its focus on the 'contextual politics' of change, examining the different interests at stake within any social context. Societal psychology explores the contexts which promote or inhibit social and societal change and can be seen as a bridge(More)
In this paper we argue that cognitively plausible hybrid models constitute a small subset of the space of possible apparently hybrid models. By classifying hybrid models on the basis of the level of description at which hybridness operates, and examining the cognitive commitments that ensue, we demonstrate that only level 2, or behavioural hybridness, can(More)
It is widely mooted that a plausible computational cognitive model should involve both symbolic and connectionist components. However, sound principles for combining these components within a hybrid system are currently lacking: the design of such systems is often ad hoc. In an attempt to ameliorate this we provide a framework of types of hybrid systems and(More)
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