WIREs Cognitive Science (forthcoming)

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Jacob Beck
York University
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Over the past 50 years, philosophers and psychologists have perennially argued for the existence of analog mental representations of one type or another. This study critically reviews a number of these arguments as they pertain to three different types of mental representation: perceptual representations, imagery representations, and numerosity representations. Along the way, careful consideration is given to the meaning of “analog” presupposed by these arguments for analog mental representation, and to open avenues for future research.
Keywords analog  imagery  mental representation  numerosity  perception
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DOI 10.1002/wcs.1479
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