The missing link: Dynamic, modifiable representations in working memory

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):137-138 (2008)

Abstract
We propose that the missing link from nonhuman to human cognition lies with our ability to form, modify, and re-form dynamic bindings between internal representations of world-states. This capacity goes beyond dynamic feature binding in perception and involves a new conception of working memory. We propose two tests for structured knowledge that might alleviate the impasse in empirical research in nonhuman animal cognition
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X08003634
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