Jonathan A. Waskan

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Theories concerning the structure, or format, of mental representation should (1) be formulated in mechanistic, rather than metaphorical terms; (2) do justice to several philosophical intuitions about mental representation; and (3) explain the human capacity to predict the consequences of worldly alterations (i.e., to think before we act). The hypothesis(More)
A bstract. Amongst modellers of natural language comprehension, the suspicion that explicit semantic representations are inherently biased has led many to rely more heavily on the ability of networks to form their own internal semantic representations over the course of training. The concern over explicit semantics, however, betrays a lack of appreciation(More)
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