Towards a distributed account of conceptual knowledge.

@article{Tyler2001TowardsAD,
  title={Towards a distributed account of conceptual knowledge.},
  author={Lorraine K. Tyler and Helen E. Moss},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={244-252}
}
How is conceptual knowledge organized and represented? Are domains (such as living things) and categories (such as tools, fruit) represented explicitly or can domain and category structure emerge out of a distributed system? Taken at face value, evidence from brain-damaged patients and neuroimaging studies suggests that conceptual knowledge is explicitly structured in independent content-based stores. However, recent analyses of the fine-grained details of semantic impairments, combined with… CONTINUE READING
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