Making Decisions does not Suffice for Minimal Cognition

  title={Making Decisions does not Suffice for Minimal Cognition},
  author={F. Keijzer},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  pages={266 - 269}
  • F. Keijzer
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Adaptive Behavior
  • A reaction to Randall Beer’s paper in the same issue. The problem addressed by Beer is to develop a dynamical model of minimally cognitive behavior. An often heard criticism is that the models used by him and others in this field do not really exhibit cognition, as they are too simple. As a remedy Beer focuses on decision making, a clearly cognitive task. My worry with Beer’s model is that it may not classify as minimally cognitive for another reason. From an embodied perspective perception… CONTINUE READING
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