Depicting second-order isomorphism and "depictive" representations

Hedy Amiri, Chad J Marsolek

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According to Pylyshyn, depictive representations can be explanatory only if a certain kind of first-order isomorphism exists between the mental representations and real-world displays. What about a system with second-order isomorphism (similarities between different mental representations corresponding with similarities between different real-world displays)? Such a system may help to address whether "depictive" representations contribute to the visual nature of imagery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002


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