Situated simulation in the human conceptual system

@article{Barsalou2003SituatedSI,
  title={Situated simulation in the human conceptual system},
  author={Lawrence W. Barsalou},
  journal={Language and Cognitive Processes},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={513 - 562}
}
  • L. Barsalou
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Psychology
  • Language and Cognitive Processes
Four theories of the human conceptual system—semantic memory, exemplar models, feed‐forward connectionist nets, and situated simulation theory—are characterised and contrasted on five dimensions: (1) architecture (modular vs. non‐modular), (2) representation (amodal vs. modal), (3) abstraction (decontextualised vs. situated), (4) stability (stable vs. dynamical), and (5) organisation (taxonomic vs. action–environment interface). Empirical evidence is then reviewed for the situated simulation… 
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