TEST:a tropic, embodied, and situated theory of cognition


TEST is a novel taxonomy of knowledge representations based on three distinct hierarchically organized representational features: Tropism, Embodiment, and Situatedness. Tropic representational features reflect constraints of the physical world on the agent's ability to form, reactivate, and enrich embodied (i.e., resulting from the agent's bodily constraints) conceptual representations embedded in situated contexts. The proposed hierarchy entails that representations can, in principle, have tropic features without necessarily having situated and/or embodied features. On the other hand, representations that are situated and/or embodied are likely to be simultaneously tropic. Hence, although we propose tropism as the most general term, the hierarchical relationship between embodiment and situatedness is more on a par, such that the dominance of one component over the other relies on the distinction between offline storage versus online generation as well as on representation-specific properties.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12024
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Centre for Vision and Hearing Research
Additional Information: The version posted must include a notice on the first page as follows: ‘This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Myachykov, A., Scheepers, C., Fischer, M. H., & Kessler, K. (2014). TEST: a tropic, embodied, and situated theory of cognition. Topics in cognitive science, 6(3), 442-460, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tops.12024.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive tropism,embodiment,groundedness,language,number processing,perspective taking,situatedness,Experimental and Cognitive Psychology,Cognitive Neuroscience,Artificial Intelligence,Linguistics and Language,Human-Computer Interaction
Publication ISSN: 1756-8765
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2024 08:12
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 08:31
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PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2014-07
Published Online Date: 2013-04-24
Authors: Myachykov, Andriy
Scheepers, Chirstoph
Fischer, Martin H.
Kessler, Klaus (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7307-9539)



Version: Accepted Version

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