24 found
Sort by:
  1. Francesca M. Bosco, Ilaria Gabbatore & Maurizio Tirassa (2014). A Broad Assessment of Theory of Mind in Adolescence: The Complexity of Mindreading. Consciousness and Cognition 24:84-97.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Bruno G. Bara & Maurizio Tirassa (2010). A Mentalist Framework for Linguistic and Extralinguistic Communication. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:182-193.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Francesca Bosco & Maurizio Tirassa, Communication Failure.
    This is an encyclopedia entry and does not include an abstract.
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Valeria Manera & Maurizio Tirassa, Cognitive Science.
    This is an encyclopedia entry and does not include an abstract.
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Davide Mate, Alberto Carpaneto, Corrado Tirassa, Adelina Brizio, Raffaele Rezzonico, Barbara Brassesco, Fabio Surra, Daniela Rabellino & Maurizio Tirassa, Opening the Black Box: How Staff Training and Development May Affect the Innovation of Enterprises.
    We describe a research on the interplay that appears to exist in companies between Human Resource Management and innovation. This complex, multicomponent, non-linear and dynamic interplay is often viewed as a "black box". To help open the black box, we outline both a theoretical framework and preliminary empirical data. We view innovation as an organization-level property, favored by the organization's self-perception as a knowledge engine. Therefore, we devised a protocol to study the companies' strategies for training and development and their (...)
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Davide Mate & Maurizio Tirassa, Knowledge.
    This is an encyclopedia entry and does not include an abstract.
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Maurizio Tirassa & Marianna Vallana, Representation and Computation.
    This is an encyclopedia entry and does not include an abstract.
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Francesca M. Bosco, Livia Colle, Silvia De Fazio, Adele Bono, Saverio Ruberti & Maurizio Tirassa (2009). Th.O.M.A.S.: An Exploratory Assessment of Theory of Mind in Schizophrenic Subjects. Cogprints 18 (1):306-319.
    A large body of literature agrees that persons with schizophrenia suffer from a Theory of Mind (ToM) deficit. However, most empirical studies have focused on third-person, egocentric ToM, underestimating other facets of this complex cognitive skill. Aim of this research is to examine the ToM of schizophrenic persons considering its various aspects (first vs. second order, first vs. third person, egocentric vs. allocentric, beliefs vs. desires (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Francesca M. Bosco, Livia Colle, Silvia De Fazio, Adele Bono, Saverio Ruberti & Maurizio Tirassa (2009). Th. Omas: An Exploratory Assessment of Theory of Mind in Schizophrenic Subjects. Consciousness and Cognition 18 (1):306-319.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Francesca M. Bosco, Livia Colle & Maurizio Tirassa (2009). The Complexity of Theory of Mind☆. Consciousness and Cognition 18 (1):323-324.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Livia Colle, Francesca M. Bosco & Maurizio Tirassa (2009). The Complexity of Theory of Mind. Cogprints 18 (1):323-324.
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Maurizio Tirassa & Francesca M. Bosco (2008). On the Nature and Role of Intersubjectivity in Communication. In [Book Chapter].
    We outline a theory of human agency and communication and discuss the role that the capability to share (that is, intersubjectivity) plays in it. All the notions discussed are cast in a mentalistic and radically constructivist framework. We also introduce and discuss the relevant literature.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Maurizio Tirassa, Francesca M. Bosco & Livia Colle (2006). Rethinking the Ontogeny of Mindreading. Consciousness and Cognition 15 (1):197-217.
    We propose a mentalistic and nativist view of human early mental and social life and of the ontogeny of mindreading. We define the mental state of sharedness as the primitive, one-sided capability to take one's own mental states as mutually known to an i nteractant. We argue that this capability is an innate feature of the human mind, which the child uses to make a subjective sense of the world and of her actions. We argue that the child takes all (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Maurizio Tirassa, Francesca M. Bosco & Livia Colle (2006). Sharedness and Privateness in Human Early Social Life. Tirassa, Maurizio and Bosco, Francesca M. And Colle, Livia (2006) Sharedness and Privateness in Human Early Social Life. [Journal (Paginated)].
    This research is concerned with the innate predispositions underlying human intentional communication. Human communication is currently defined as a circular and overt attempt to modify a partner's mental states. This requires each party involved to posse ss the ability to represent and understand the other's mental states, a capability which is commonly referred to as mindreading, or theory of mind (ToM). The relevant experimental literature agrees that no such capability is to be found in the human speci es at least (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Antonella Carassa, Francesca Morganti & Maurizio Tirassa, A Situated Cognition Perspective on Presence.
    During interaction with computer-based 3-D simulations like virtual reality, users may experience a sense of involvement called presence. Presence is commonly defined as the subjective feeling of "being there". We discuss the state of the art in this inno vative research area and introduce a situated cognition perspective on presence. We argue that presence depends on the proper integration of aspects relevant to an agent's movement and perception, to her actions, and to her conception of the overall situ a tion (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. Antonella Carassa, Francesca Morganti & Maurizio Tirassa, Movement, Action, and Situation: Presence in Virtual Environments.
    Presence is commonly defined as the subjective feeling of "being there". It has been mainly conceived of as deriving from immersion, interaction, and social and narrative involvement with suitable technology. We argue that presence depends on a suitable integration of aspects relevant to an agent's movement and perception, to her actions, and to her conception of the overall situation in which she finds herself, as well as on how these aspects mesh with the possibilities for action afforded in the interaction (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Maurizio Tirassa, Antonella Carassa & Giuliano Geminiani (2000). A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Spatial Cognition. In [Book Chapter].
    We argue that the locomotion of organisms is better understood as a form of interaction with a subjective environment, rather than as a set of behaviors allegedly amenable to objective descriptions. An organism's interactions with its subjective environment are in turn understandable in terms of its cognitive architecture. We propose a large-scale classification of the possible types of cognitive architectures, giving a sketch of the subjective structure that each of them superimposes on space and of the relevant consequences on locomotion. (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Maurizio Tirassa, Antonella Carassa & Giuliano Geminiani (2000). [Book Chapter].
    No categories
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. Maurizio Tirassa (1999). Communicative Competence and the Architecture of the Mind/Brain. .
    Cognitive pragmatics is concerned with the mental processes involved in intentional communication. I discuss a few issues that may help clarify the relationship between this area and the broader cognitive science and the contribution that they give, or might give, to each other. Rather than dwelling on the many technicalities of the various theories of communication that have been advanced, I focus on the different conceptions of the nature and the architecture of the mind/brain that underlie them. My aims are, (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. Maurizio Tirassa (1999). Taking the Trivial Doctrine Seriously: Functionalism, Eliminativism, and Materialism. Tirassa, Maurizio (1999) Taking the Trivial Doctrine Seriously 22 (5):851-852.
    Gold & Stoljar's characterization of the trivial doctrine and of its relationships with the radical one misses some differences that may be crucial. The radical doctrine can be read as a derivative of the computational version of functionalism that provides the backbone of current cognitive science and is fundamentally uninterested in biology: both doctrines are fundamentally wrong. The synthesis between neurobiology and psychology requires instead that minds be viewed as ontologically primitive, that is, as material properties of functioning bodies. G&S's (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  21. Francesca M. Bosco & Maurizio Tirassa (1998). Sharedness as an Innate Basis for Communication in the Infant. In M. A. Gernsbacher & S. J. Derry (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 162-166.
    From a cognitive perspective, intentional communication may be viewed as an agent's activity overtly aimed at modifying a partner's mental states. According to standard Gricean definitions, this requires each party to be able to ascribe mental states to the other, i.e., to entertain a so-called theory of mind. According to the relevant experimental literature, however, such capability does not appear before the third or fourth birthday; it would follow that children under that age should not be viewed as communicating agents. (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. Maurizio Tirassa, Mental States in Communication.
    Abstract. This paper is concerned with the mental processes involved in intentional communication. I describe an agent's cognitive architecture as the set of cognitive dynamics (i.e., sequences of mental states with contents) she may entertain. I then describe intentional communication as one such specific dynamics, arguing against the prevailing view that communication consists in playing a role in a socially shared script. The cognitive capabilities needed for such dynamics are midreading (i.e., the ability to reason upon another individual's mental states), (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. Antonella Carassa & Maurizio Tirassa (1994). Representational Redescription and Cognitive Architectures. Carassa, Antonella and Tirassa, Maurizio (1994) Representational Redescription and Cognitive Architectures. [Journal (Paginated)] 17 (4):711-712.
    We focus on Karmiloff-Smith's Representational redescription model, arguing that it poses some problems concerning the architecture of a redescribing system. To discuss the topic, we consider the implicit/explicit dichotomy and the relations between natur al language and the language of thought. We argue that the model regards how knowledge is employed rather than how it is represented in the system.
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. Maurizio Tirassa (1994). Is Consciousness Necessary to High-Level Control Systems? [Journal (on-Line/Unpaginated)].
    Building on Bringsjord's (1992, 1994) and Searle's (1992) work, I take it for granted that computational systems cannot be conscious. In order to discuss the possibility that they might be able to pass refined versions of the Turing Test, I consider three possible relationships between consciousness and control systems in human-level adaptive agents.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation