Simulation, situated conceptualization, and prediction

  title={Simulation, situated conceptualization, and prediction},
  author={Lawrence W. Barsalou},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={1281 - 1289}
  • L. Barsalou
  • Published 12 May 2009
  • Psychology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Based on accumulating evidence, simulation appears to be a basic computational mechanism in the brain that supports a broad spectrum of processes from perception to social cognition. Further evidence suggests that simulation is typically situated, with the situated character of experience in the environment being reflected in the situated character of the representations that underlie simulation. A basic architecture is sketched of how the brain implements situated simulation. Within this… 
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