Perceptions of perceptual symbols

  title={Perceptions of perceptual symbols},
  author={Lawrence W. Barsalou},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={637 - 660}
  • L. Barsalou
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Various defenses of amodal symbol systems are addressed, including amodal symbols in sensory-motor areas, the causal theory of concepts, supramodal concepts, latent semantic analysis, and abstracted amodal symbols. Various aspects of perceptual symbol systems are clarified and developed, including perception, features, simulators, category structure, frames, analogy, introspection, situated action, and development. Particular attention is given to abstract concepts, language, and computational… 
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