Lawrence W. Barsalou

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Prior to the twentieth century, theories of knowledge were inherently perceptual. Since then, developments in logic, statistics, and programming languages have inspired amodal theories that rest on(More)
Grounded cognition rejects traditional views that cognition is computation on amodal symbols in a modular system, independent of the brain's modal systems for perception, action, and introspection.(More)
People construct ad hoc categories to achieve goals. For example, constructing the category of "things to sell at a garage sale" can be instrumental to achieving the goal of selling unwanted(More)