Abstract or not abstract? Well, it depends ...

Alison Pease, Alan Smaill, Markus Guhe

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The target article by Cohen Kadosh & Walsh (CK&W) raises questions as to the precise nature of the notion of abstractness that is intended. We note that there are various uses of the term, and also more generally in mathematics, and suggest that abstractness is not an all-or-nothing property as the authors suggest. An alternative possibility raised by the analysis of numerical representation into automatic an intentional codes is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages11
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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