Putting Descartes before the horse (again!)

Brendan McGonigle, Margaret Chalmers

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The “rational bubble” stance espoused in the target article confounds cultural symbolic achievements with individual cognitive competences. With no explicit role for learning, the core rationale for claiming a major functional discontinuity between humans and other species rests on a hybrid formal model LISA (Learning and Inference with Schemas and Analogies) now overtaken by new models of cognitive growth and new empirical studies within an embodied systems stance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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