tjohnson Posted March 15, 2009 Share Posted March 15, 2009 Well, if you accept that terminology, then what he says is broadly true. But I would use different words, (again, primed recognition versus inductive discrimination) and I think you could easily go wrong by conflating identification and recognition as "abstraction." Hawkins does address how a pre-existing pattern-recognizing brain circuit can prime us to recognize a pattern we have previously identified and learned. Still, the pattern must first be learned, and this is done without pre-existing knowledge. Hawkins too fails to make certain necessary distinctions. Nevertheless, he is quite worth reading. As is David Kelley's Evidence of the Senses where he introduces the notion of a perceptual judgment as the link between percepts and concepts.One of Korzyski's main goals was to create a language and a method to differentiate between words and what they represent. For example, when you speak about 'concepts' are you speaking about a word or a mental image? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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