10 found
Sort by:
See also:
  1. Wayne David Christensen, Self-Directedness, Integration and Higher Cognition.
    In this paper, I discuss connections between self-directedness, integration and higher cognition. I present a model of self-directedness as a basis for approaching higher cognition from a situated cognition perspective. According to this model increases in sensorimotor complexity create pressure for integrative higher order control and learning processes for acquiring information about the context in which action occurs. This generates complex articulated abstractive information processing, which forms the major basis for higher cognition. I present evidence that indicates that the same (...)
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Wayne D. Christensen & Luca Tomassi (2006). Neuroscience in Context: The New Flagship of the Cognitive Sciences. Biological Theory 1 (1):78-83.
    © 2006 Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Wayne David Christensen & Luca Tommasi (2006). Neuroscience in Context: The New Flagship of the Cognitive Sciences. Biological Theory 1 (1):78-83.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Wayne D. Christensen & Luca Tommasi (2005). Color Categories in Biological Evolution: Broadening the Palette. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):492-493.
    The general structure of Steels & Belpaeme's (S&B's) central premise is appealing. Theoretical stances that focus on one type of mechanism miss the fact that multiple mechanisms acting in concert can provide convergent constraints for a more robust capacity than any individual mechanism might achieve acting in isolation. However, highlighting the significance of complex constraint interactions raises the possibility that some of the relevant constraints may have been left out of S&B's own models. Although abstract modeling can help clarify issues, (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Wayne D. Christensen (2004). Representation and the Meaning of Life. In Hugh Clapin (ed.), Representation in Mind. Elsevier.
    Also published in Representation in mind : new approaches to mental representation / Hugh Clapin, Phillil Staines, Peter Slezak (eds.) : ISBN 008044394X.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Wayne D. Christensen (2004). Self-Directedness: A Process Approach to Cognition. [REVIEW] Axiomathes 14 (1-3):157-175.
    Standard approaches to cognition emphasise structures (representations and rules) much more than processes, in part because this appears to be necessary to capture the normative features of cognition. However the resultant models are in?exible and face the problem of computational intractability. I argue that the ability of real world cognition to cope with complexity results from deep and subtle coupling between cognitive and non-cognitive processes. In order to capture this, theories of cognition must shift from a structural rule-de?ned conception of (...)
    Direct download (15 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Wayne David Christensen & Mark H. Bickhard (2002). The Process Dynamics of Normative Function. The Monist 85 (1):3-28.
    No categories
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Wayne David Christensen & Cliff A. Hooker (2001). Self-Directed Agents. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31 (Supplement):19-52.
    Wayne D. Christensen and Cliff A. Hooker.
    No categories
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Wayne D. Christensen & Clifford A. Hooker (1999). The Organization of Knowledge: Beyond Campbell's Evolutionary Epistemology. Philosophy of Science 66 (3):249.
    Donald Campbell has long advocated a naturalist epistemology based on a general selection theory, with the scope of knowledge restricted to vicarious adaptive processes. But being a vicariant is problematic because it involves an unexplained epistemic relation. We argue that this relation is to be explicated organizationally in terms of the regulation of behavior and internal state by the vicariant, but that Campbell's selectionist approach can give no satisfactory account of it because it is opaque to organization. We show how (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Cliff A. Hooker & Wayne D. Christensen (1998). Towards a New Science of the Mind: Wide Content and the Metaphysics of Organizational Properties in Nonlinear Dynamic Models. Mind and Language 13 (1):98-109.
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation