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  1. Nick Braisby & Ian Hodges (2009). Categorisation of Sexual Orientation: A Test of Essentialism. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 2956--2961.
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  2. Nick Braisby (1999). When Are Concepts One or Many? Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (9):321.
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  3. Debi Roberson, Jules Davidoff & Nick Braisby (1999). Similarity and Categorisation: Neuropsychological Evidence for a Dissociation in Explicit Categorisation Tasks. Cognition 71 (1):1-42.
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  4. Nick Braisby (1998). Compositionality and the Modelling of Complex Concepts. Minds and Machines 8 (4):479-508.
    The nature of complex concepts has important implications for the computational modelling of the mind, as well as for the cognitive science of concepts. This paper outlines the way in which RVC – a Relational View of Concepts – accommodates a range of complex concepts, cases which have been argued to be non-compositional. RVC attempts to integrate a number of psychological, linguistic and psycholinguistic considerations with the situation-theoretic view that information-carrying relations hold only relative to background situations. The central tenet (...)
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  5. Nick Braisby, Richard Cooper & Bradley Franks (1998). Why the Dynamical Hypothesis Cannot Qualify as a Law of Qualitative Structure. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):630-631.
    Van Gelder presents the dynamical hypothesis as a novel law of qualitative structure to compete with Newell and Simon's (1976) physical symbol systems hypothesis. Unlike Newell and Simon's hypothesis, the dynamical hypothesis fails to provide necessary and sufficient conditions for cognition. Furthermore, imprecision in the statement of the dynamical hypothesis renders it unfalsifiable.
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  6. Nick Braisby & Bradley Franks (1998). A Creationist Myth: Pragmatic Combination Not Feature Creation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):19-20.
    Schyns et al. argue that flexibility in categorisation implies “feature creation.” We argue that this notion is flawed, that flexibility can be explained by combinations over fixed feature sets, and that feature creation would in any case fail to explain categorisation. We suggest that flexibility in categorisation is due to pragmatic factors influencing feature combination, rendering feature creation unnecessary.
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  7. Bradley Franks & Nick Braisby (1998). What is the Point? Concepts, Description, and Rigid Designation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):70-70.
    Millikan's nondescriptionist approach applies an account of meaning to concepts in terms of designation. The essentialism that provides the principal grounds for rigid designation, however, receives no empirical support from concepts. Whatever the grounding, this view not only faces the problems of rigid designation in theories of meaning, it also calls for a role for pragmatics more consonant with descriptionist theories of concepts.
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  8. Nick Braisby & Bradley Franks (1997). Semantics Versus Pragmatics in Colour Categorization. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (2):181-182.
    We argue that the confusing pattern of evidence concerning colour categorization reported by Saunders & van Brakel is unsurprising. On a perspectival view, categorization may follow semantic or pragmatic attributes. Colour lacks clear semantic attributes; as a result categorization is necessarily pragmatic and context-sensitive. This view of colour categorization helps explain the developmental delay in colour naming.
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  9. Nick Braisby, Bradley Franks & James Hampton (1996). Essentialism, Word Use, and Concepts. Cognition 59 (3):247-274.
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  10. Nick Braisby, Bradley Franks & James Hampton (1994). On the Psychological Basis for Rigid Designation. In Ashwin Ram & Kurt Eiselt (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum. 56--65.
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  11. Nick Braisby, Bradley Franks & Terry Myers (1992). Partiality and Coherence in Concept Combination. In Jes Ezquerro (ed.), Cognition, Semantics and Philosophy. Kluwer. 179--207.
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