Of ants and academics: The computational power of external representation

Jon Oberlander

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Abstract / Description of output

Clark & Thornton speculate that intervening in the real world might be a way of transforming type-2 problems into type-1, but they state that they are not aware of any definite cases. It is argued that the active construction of external representations often performs exactly this function, and that recoding via the real world is therefore common, if not ubiquitous.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1997

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • connectionism
  • learning
  • representation
  • search
  • statistics


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